Debian Security Advisory
DLA-536-1 wget -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 30 Jun 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 827003.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4971.
- More information:
On a server redirect from HTTP to a FTP resource, wget would trust the HTTP server and uses the name in the redirected URL as the destination filename. This behaviour was changed and now it works similarly as a redirect from HTTP to another HTTP resource so the original name is used as the destination file. To keep the previous behaviour the user must provide --trust-server-names.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.13.4-3+deb7u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS