GNU wget 1.5.3 Symlink privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in GNU wget 1.5.3 (Automation Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component Symlink Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

wget 1.5.3 follows symlinks to change permissions of the target file instead of the symlink itself.

The weakness was shared 01/02/1999. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0402. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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01/02/1999 🔍
01/02/1999 +0 days 🔍
06/20/2014 +5648 days 🔍
05/20/2018 +1430 days 🔍

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Vendor: gnu.org

Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0402 (🔍)

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Created: 06/20/2014 12:32 PM
Updated: 05/20/2018 11:12 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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