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MDKSA-2002:086 - Updated wget packages fix directory traversal vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on December 12th, 2002 The bug permits a malicious FTP server to create or overwriet files anywhere on the local file system by sending filenames beginning with "/" or containing "/../".

Package name: wget
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2002:086
Date: December 11th, 2002

Affected versions: 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0,
Single Network Firewall 7.2

Problem Description:

A vulnerability in all versions of wget prior to and including 1.8.2
was discovered by Steven M. Christey. The bug permits a malicious
FTP server to create or overwriet files anywhere on the local file
system by sending filenames beginning with "/" or containing "/../".
This can be used to make vulnerable FTP clients write files that can
later be used for attack against the client machine.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
56f86210d618f4659468b03cca5f5367 7.2/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 7.2/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
b998782770af6b72e98d77840fe1d11a 8.0/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 8.0/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
83bcfaa286ca31287910d0de7ad885db ppc/8.0/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 ppc/8.0/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
86909f6a3f8c1cb14177047efdbf508d 8.1/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 8.1/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
de7f59b11fa67fe6dd87a282b7ae47f4 ia64/8.1/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.ia64.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 ia64/8.1/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
6d851936f51c179f2412b5cb3323eb01 8.2/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 8.2/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
d9b9435e30763b13a852a7ed191fc7cf ppc/8.2/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.ppc.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 ppc/8.2/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
f7658d3f4e94bf736bf02d053a597e0a 9.0/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 9.0/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
56f86210d618f4659468b03cca5f5367 snf7.2/RPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
d84e6c60c2b8a1df2fdfd37022325df0 snf7.2/SRPMS/wget-1.8.2-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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