FreeBSD : wget -- HTTP to FTP redirection file name confusion vulnerability (6df56c60-3738-11e6-a671-60a44ce6887b)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91734


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Giuseppe Scrivano reports :

On a server redirect from HTTP to a FTP resource, wget would trust the HTTP server and uses the name in the redirected URL as the destination filename.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91734

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6df56c60373811e6a67160a44ce6887b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/22

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wget, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971