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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201411-05 ] GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201411-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 16, 2014
Bug(s): #527056
ID: 201411-05

Synopsis

An absolute path traversal vulnerability could lead to arbitrary
code execution.


Background

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP,
HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/wget
Vulnerable: < 1.16
Unaffected: >= 1.16
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

An absolute path traversal vulnerability has been found in GNU Wget.

Impact

A remote FTP server is able to write to arbitrary files, and
consequently execute arbitrary code.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.16"
   


References

CVE-2014-4877
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