Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95865


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)


Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95865

File Name: sl_20161103_wget_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971