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MDKSA-2007:017: wget Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the wget package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2007:017 (wget).

The ftp_syst function in ftp-basic.c in Free Software Foundation (FSF)
GNU wget 1.10.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) via a malicious FTP server with a large number of
blank 220 responses to the SYST command.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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