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FS#49730 - [wget] CVE-2016-4971: arbitrary file overwrite in wget < 1.18

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Thursday, 16 June 2016, 09:32 GMT
Last edited by Levente Polyak (anthraxx) - Sunday, 19 June 2016, 12:53 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



wget 1.18 [1] has fixed a security issue, CVE-2016-4971 [2], that might allow an attacker to overwrite an arbitrary file on the local file-system. Stretching it a bit, it might lead to code execution if the overwritten file is executed automatically, say for example .bash_profile.

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Closed by  Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Sunday, 19 June 2016, 12:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  1.18-1