Ubuntu 2393-1: Wget vulnerability

    Date30 Oct 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
    30
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Wget could be made to overwrite files.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2393-1
    October 30, 2014
    
    wget vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Wget could be made to overwrite files.
    
    Software Description:
    - wget: retrieves files from the web
    
    Details:
    
    HD Moore discovered that Wget contained a path traversal vulnerability
    when downloading symlinks using FTP. A malicious remote FTP server or a man
    in the middle could use this issue to cause Wget to overwrite arbitrary
    files, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      wget                            1.15-1ubuntu1.14.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.13.4-2ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.12-1.1ubuntu2.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2393-1
      CVE-2014-4877
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.15-1ubuntu1.14.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.13.4-2ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.12-1.1ubuntu2.2
    
    
    
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