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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for wget RHSA-2014:1764-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'wget'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'wget'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The wget package provides the GNU Wget file retrieval utility for HTTP,
HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

A flaw was found in the way Wget handled symbolic links. A malicious FTP
server could allow Wget running in the mirror mode (using the '-m' command
line option) to write an arbitrary file to a location writable to by the
user running Wget, possibly leading to code execution. (CVE-2014-4877)

Note: This update changes the default value of the --retr-symlinks option.
The file symbolic links are now traversed by default and pointed-to files
are retrieved rather than creating a symbolic link locally.

Red Hat would like to thank the GNU Wget project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges HD Moore of Rapid7, Inc as the original reporter.

All users of wget are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software/OS:
wget on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-4877
BugTraq ID: 70751
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#685996
Debian Security Information: DSA-3062 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:1764
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:1955
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2014:1366 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2014:1408 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2014:1380 (Google Search)
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