Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2015:121)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82374

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated wget package fixes security vulnerability :

Wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP (CVE-2014-4877).

The default settings in wget have been changed such that wget no longer creates local symbolic links, but rather traverses them and retrieves the pointed-to file in such a retrieval. The old behaviour can be attained by passing the --retr-symlinks=no option to the wget command.

Solution

Update the affected wget package.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0431.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82374

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-121.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wget, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877

MDVSA: 2015:121