Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : wget vulnerability (USN-3012-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91728
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDawid Golunski discovered that Wget incorrectly handled filenames when being redirected from an HTTP to an FTP URL. A malicious server could possibly use this issue to overwrite local files.
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SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.