Updated wget package that fixes several security issues is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS
Security Response Team.
GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or
A bug was found in the way wget writes files to the local disk. If a
malicious local user has write access to the directory wget is saving a
file into, it is possible to overwrite files that the user running wget
has write access to. (CAN-2004-2014)
A bug was found in the way wget filters redirection URLs. It is possible
for a malicious Web server to overwrite files the user running wget has
write access to. Note: in order for this attack to succeed the local
DNS would need to resolve ".." to an IP address, which is an unlikely
A bug was found in the way wget displays HTTP response codes. It is
possible that a malicious web server could inject a specially crafted
terminal escape sequence capable of misleading the user running wget.
Users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a version of
wget that is not vulnerable to these issues.