Red Hat: 2014:1955-01: wget: Moderate Advisory

    Date03 Dec 2014
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    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    An updated wget package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
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                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis:          Moderate: wget security update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1955-01
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1955.html
    Issue date:        2014-12-03
    CVE Names:         CVE-2014-4877 
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    1. Summary:
    
    An updated wget package that fixes one security issue is now available for
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support.
    
    Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
    impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
    gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
    References section.
    
    2. Relevant releases/architectures:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node EUS (v. 6.5) - x86_64
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
    
    3. Description:
    
    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.
    
    4. Solution:
    
    Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
    relevant to your system have been applied.
    
    This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the
    Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
    https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
    
    5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
    
    1139181 - CVE-2014-4877 wget: FTP symlink arbitrary filesystem access
    
    6. Package List:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node EUS (v. 6.5):
    
    Source:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.src.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
    wget-debuginfo-1.12-1.12.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.5):
    
    Source:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.i686.rpm
    wget-debuginfo-1.12-1.12.el6_5.i686.rpm
    
    ppc64:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
    wget-debuginfo-1.12-1.12.el6_5.ppc64.rpm
    
    s390x:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.s390x.rpm
    wget-debuginfo-1.12-1.12.el6_5.s390x.rpm
    
    x86_64:
    wget-1.12-1.12.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
    wget-debuginfo-1.12-1.12.el6_5.x86_64.rpm
    
    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
    details on how to verify the signature are available from
    https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/
    
    7. References:
    
    https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-4877
    https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
    
    8. Contact:
    
    The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
    details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
    
    Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
    

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