|Bugzilla:||602797: CVE-2010-2252 wget: multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability [OCERT 2010-001]|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
GNU Wget 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact due to the series of events required to successfully exploit it. A future update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wget)||RHSA-2014:0151||February 10, 2014|
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