Gentoo: wget directory traversal vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Gentoo A malicious server could potentially overwrite key files to cause a denial of service or, in some cases, gain privileges by modifying executable files.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200212-7
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PACKAGE : wget
SUMMARY : directory traversal
DATE    : 2002-12-20 17:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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Quote from advisory

"A malicious server could potentially overwrite key files to cause a
denial of service or, in some cases, gain privileges by modifying
executable files. The risk is mitigated because non-default
configurations are primarily affected, and the user must be convinced
to access the malicious server. However, web-based clients may be
more easily exploited."

Read the full advisory at 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=103962838628940&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-misc/wget-1.8.2-r1 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge wget
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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