Public Date:
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.

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


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact due to the series of events required to successfully exploit it, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 2014-02-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 wget Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 wget Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wget Will not fix

External References