Debian Security Advisory
wget -- Improper handling of symlink permissions
- Date Reported:
- 20 Feb 1999
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-1999-0402.
- More information:
- The version of wget in slink (2.1) and potato
incorrectly attempts to chmod symlinks when invoked with the -N option.
The version in hamm (Debian 2.0) is not affected.
Only the wget package in the unreleased Debian versions is affected. You can install wget_1.4.5-0.1 from the Debian 2.0 release, or wait for a fixed wget_1.5.3, which will be released shortly.