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CVE-2010-2252

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-05-17
Bugzilla: 602797: CVE-2010-2252 wget: multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability [OCERT 2010-001]

Details

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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2252 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (wget) RHSA-2014:0151 February 10, 2014

External References

http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2010-001.html

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