CentOS 7 : wget (CESA-2016:2587)

high Nessus Plugin ID 95333
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for wget is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wget packages provide the GNU Wget file retrieval utility for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that wget used a file name provided by the server for the downloaded file when following an HTTP redirect to a FTP server resource. This could cause wget to create a file with a different name than expected, possibly allowing the server to execute arbitrary code on the client. (CVE-2016-4971)

Red Hat would like to thank GNU wget project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Dawid Golunski as the original reporter.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected wget package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?95846b31

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95333

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-2587.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4971

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wget, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971

RHSA: 2016:2587