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wget -- multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability

Affected packages
wget <= 1.12_1
wget-devel <= 1.12_1


VuXML ID d754b7d2-b6a7-11df-826c-e464a695cb21
Discovery 2010-06-09
Entry 2010-09-03

GNU Wget version 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.


CVE Name CVE-2010-2252