wget -- multiple HTTP client download filename vulnerability

ID D754B7D2-B6A7-11DF-826C-E464A695CB21
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2010-06-09T00:00:00


GNU Wget version 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.