Updated wget packages fix CVE-2014-4877Publication date: 28 Oct 2014
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4
Updated wget package fixes security vulnerability: Wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP (CVE-2014-4877). The default settings in wget have been changed such that wget no longer creates local symbolic links, but rather traverses them and retrieves the pointed-to file in such a retrieval. The old behaviour can be attained by passing the --retr-symlinks=no option to the wget command.