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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-2014

Wget 1.9 and 1.9.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the name of the file being downloaded.
Publish Date : 2004-12-31 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-05-11 2004-05-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2005:771: wget security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005771 unix
RHSA-2005:771: wget security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050771 unix
Wget 1.9 and 1.9.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the name of the file being do... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9830 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2004-2014

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Wget 1.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Wget 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Wget 1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Wget 1.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Wget 1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Wget 1.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Wget 1.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Wget 1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Wget 1.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Wget 9

- References For CVE-2004-2014
MLIST [wget] 20040517 Re: Wget race condition vulnerability (fwd)
REDHAT RHSA-2005:771
BID 10361 WGet Insecure File Creation Race Condition Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
XF wget-lock-race-condition(16167)
BUGTRAQ 20040516 Wget race condition vulnerability
MLIST [wget] 20040517 Wget race condition vulnerability (fwd)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-2014

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