Debian: DSA-3062-1: wget security update

    Date 02 Nov 2014
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    HD Moore of Rapid7 discovered a symlink attack in Wget, a command-line utility to retrieve files via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. The vulnerability allows to create arbitrary files on the user's system when Wget runs in recursive mode against a malicious FTP server. Arbitrary file creation
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3062-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
    November 01, 2014                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : wget
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-4877
    Debian Bug     : 766981
    
    HD Moore of Rapid7 discovered a symlink attack in Wget, a command-line 
    utility to retrieve files via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. The vulnerability 
    allows to create arbitrary files on the user's system when Wget runs in 
    recursive mode against a malicious FTP server. Arbitrary file creation 
    may override content of user's files or permit remote code execution with 
    the user privilege. 
    
    This update changes the default setting in Wget such that it no longer 
    creates local symbolic links, but rather traverses them and retrieves the 
    pointed-to file in such a retrieval.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.13.4-3+deb7u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.16-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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