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CVE-2014-4877 Detail


Absolute path traversal vulnerability in GNU Wget before 1.16, when recursion is enabled, allows remote FTP servers to write to arbitrary files, and consequently execute arbitrary code, via a LIST response that references the same filename within two entries, one of which indicates that the filename is for a symlink.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/29/2014

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source CONFIRM Patch External Source MLIST [bug-wget] 20141027 GNU wget 1.16 released External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1366 External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1408 External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:1380 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2014:1764 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2014:1955 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201411-05 External Source DEBIAN DSA-3062 Patch; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#685996 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2015:121 External Source CONFIRM External Source BID 70751 External Source UBUNTU USN-2393-1 Patch External Source CONFIRM Exploit External Source MISC Exploit External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM

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