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wget -- path traversal vulnerability in recursive FTP mode

Affected packages
wget < 1.16


VuXML ID ee7b4f9d-66c8-11e4-9ae1-e8e0b722a85e
Discovery 2014-10-27
Entry 2014-11-08

MITRE reports:

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.


CERT/CC Vulnerability Note 685996
CVE Name CVE-2014-4877