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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-4877

Absolute path traversal vulnerability in GNU Wget before 1.16, when recursion is enabled, allows remote FTP servers to write to arbitrary files, and consequently execute arbitrary code, via a LIST response that references the same filename within two entries, one of which indicates that the filename is for a symlink.
Publish Date : 2014-10-29 Last Update Date : 2017-02-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeDirectory traversal

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-3062-1 -- wget security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27511 unix
ELSA-2014-1764 -- wget security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26933 unix
RHSA-2014:1764 -- wget security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28354 unix
RHSA-2014:1764: wget security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20141764 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1366-1 -- Security update for wget (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28417 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1366-2 -- Security update for wget (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28434 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1464-1 -- Security update for wget (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28443 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1408-1 -- Security update for wget (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28507 unix
USN-2393-1 -- Wget vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28220 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-4877

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Wget * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Wget 1.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Wget 1.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Wget 1.13.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Wget 1.13.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Wget 1.13.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Wget 1.13.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Wget 1.14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Wget 8

- References For CVE-2014-4877
BID 70751 GNU Wget CVE-2014-4877 Symlink Vulnerability Release Date:2017-01-27 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2014:1764
GENTOO GLSA-201411-05
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:1380
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1366
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1408
MLIST [bug-wget] 20141027 GNU wget 1.16 released

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-4877

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