SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wget (SUSE-SU-2014:1366-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83845


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


wget was updated to fix one security issue and two non-security issues :

- FTP symbolic link arbitrary filesystem access (CVE-2014-4877).

- Fix displaying of download time (bnc#901276).

- Fix 0 size FTP downloads after failure (bnc#885069).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-wget-9939

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-wget-9938

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83845

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1366-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/27

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wget, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4877

BID: 70751

OSVDB: 113736