Gentoo: GLSA-201411-05: GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution

    Date16 Nov 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    An absolute path traversal vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201411-05
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution
         Date: November 16, 2014
         Bugs: #527056
           ID: 201411-05
    
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    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              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  net-misc/wget                 < 1.16 >= 1.16 
    
    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:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.16"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2014-4877
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-4877
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201411-05.xml
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
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    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
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