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<glsa id="201411-05">
<title>GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>An absolute path traversal vulnerability could lead to arbitrary
code execution.
<product type="ebuild">wget</product>
<announced>November 16, 2014</announced>
<revised>November 16, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="net-misc/wget" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.16</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.16</vulnerable>
<p>GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP,
HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
<p>An absolute path traversal vulnerability has been found in GNU Wget.</p>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote FTP server is able to write to arbitrary files, and
consequently execute arbitrary code.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-misc/wget-1.16"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-4877</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:21:36 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:06:22 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>