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RedHat: Low: wget security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated wget package that fixes several security issues is now available. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: wget security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:771-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-771.html
Issue date:        2005-09-27
Updated on:        2005-09-27
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1487 CAN-2004-1488 CAN-2004-2014
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1. Summary:

Updated wget package that fixes several security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or        
FTP protocols.       

A bug was found in the way wget writes files to the local disk. If a
malicious local user has write access to the directory wget is saving a
file into, it is possible to overwrite files that the user running wget
has write access to. (CAN-2004-2014)

A bug was found in the way wget filters redirection URLs. It is possible
for a malicious Web server to overwrite files the user running wget has
write access to. Note: in order for this attack to succeed the local
DNS would need to resolve ".." to an IP address, which is an unlikely
situation.  (CAN-2004-1487)

A bug was found in the way wget displays HTTP response codes. It is
possible that a malicious web server could inject a specially crafted
terminal escape sequence capable of misleading the user running wget.
(CAN-2004-1488)
   
Users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a version of
wget that is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

144214 - CAN-2004-1487 Several wget vulnerabilities (CAN-2004-1488)
157498 - CAN-2004-2014 wget symlink race
165782 - wget man page incomplete


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm
6a5769b6fd5db63718b3561762ba2214  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm

i386:
0ebad3106c0d7bad24619e56043c7a1f  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.i386.rpm

ia64:
c0c2f2cbbe2742f24821da038f525392  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm
6a5769b6fd5db63718b3561762ba2214  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm

ia64:
c0c2f2cbbe2742f24821da038f525392  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm
6a5769b6fd5db63718b3561762ba2214  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm

i386:
0ebad3106c0d7bad24619e56043c7a1f  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm
6a5769b6fd5db63718b3561762ba2214  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.src.rpm

i386:
0ebad3106c0d7bad24619e56043c7a1f  wget-1.10.1-0.AS21.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm
9a8e6cc8b8ba85337db9f0f1d318a2fb  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm

i386:
b34486d54a1782ea1f6d80a32283f072  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
34f41a76819f8aa9643c94004c710e76  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
526db0bd2e543587fd4b6052e40f084d  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
3d4579e3ab78be15b8ae5d79d212cc8a  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
ac1ca787f5ebe24f12a5df870f0be695  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
73e0ed3066876338971b91a7d8c1db53  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm
9a8e6cc8b8ba85337db9f0f1d318a2fb  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm

i386:
b34486d54a1782ea1f6d80a32283f072  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
73e0ed3066876338971b91a7d8c1db53  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm
9a8e6cc8b8ba85337db9f0f1d318a2fb  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm

i386:
b34486d54a1782ea1f6d80a32283f072  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
34f41a76819f8aa9643c94004c710e76  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
73e0ed3066876338971b91a7d8c1db53  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm
9a8e6cc8b8ba85337db9f0f1d318a2fb  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.src.rpm

i386:
b34486d54a1782ea1f6d80a32283f072  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
34f41a76819f8aa9643c94004c710e76  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
73e0ed3066876338971b91a7d8c1db53  wget-1.10.1-1.30E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm
61299b15358e08747f4ce6f6a9fd7074  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm

i386:
32e50c0c448479be5f79f19ac1205b00  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
dd2e3c65ad878537f2b53e0f6576d21b  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
8699a7727ffc28abe7f8ba44fdd5d22e  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
cd6f4cf17be4ad0e865354564b9a1ac1  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
d4f6ca064ed062f86482e8c5b59fd778  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
2e672ef5682916ef4193a5aec812bf3a  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm
61299b15358e08747f4ce6f6a9fd7074  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm

i386:
32e50c0c448479be5f79f19ac1205b00  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
2e672ef5682916ef4193a5aec812bf3a  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm
61299b15358e08747f4ce6f6a9fd7074  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm

i386:
32e50c0c448479be5f79f19ac1205b00  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
dd2e3c65ad878537f2b53e0f6576d21b  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
2e672ef5682916ef4193a5aec812bf3a  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm
61299b15358e08747f4ce6f6a9fd7074  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.src.rpm

i386:
32e50c0c448479be5f79f19ac1205b00  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
dd2e3c65ad878537f2b53e0f6576d21b  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
2e672ef5682916ef4193a5aec812bf3a  wget-1.10.1-2.4E.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1487
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1488
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-2014

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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