Updated wget packages that correct a buffer overrun are now available.
GNU Wget is a file-retrieval utility that uses the HTTP and FTP protocols. A buffer overflow in the url_filename function for wget 1.8.1 allows attackers to cause a segmentation fault via a long URL. Red Hat does not believe that this issue is exploitable to allow an attacker to be able to run arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2002-1565 to this issue. Users of wget should install the erratum package, which contains a backported security patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.