SUSE SLES11 Security Update : wget (SUSE-SU-2016:2358-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93714


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


This update for wget fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-4971: A HTTP to FTP redirection file name confusion vulnerability was fixed. (bsc#984060).

- CVE-2016-7098: A potential race condition was fixed by creating files with .tmp ext and making them accessible to the current user only. (bsc#995964) Bug fixed :

- Wget failed with basicauth: Failed writing HTTP request:
Bad file descriptor (bsc#958342)

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 OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-wget-12757=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-wget-12757=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SECURITY:zypper in -t patch secsp3-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-wget-12757=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-wget-12757=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93714

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2358-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/26

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:X

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971, CVE-2016-7098

OSVDB: 139632, 143721