Bug 1260921 - wget: IP address exposure via FTP PORT command
Summary: wget: IP address exposure via FTP PORT command
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1260925
Blocks: 1260924
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-08 08:44 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
It was discovered that wget could disclose a user's IP address in an FTP session. If the FTP server does not offer support for the passive FTP mode, wget would automatically fall back to the active FTP mode, which could expose the client's IP address as part of the "PORT" command, even if wget was used in combination with an anonymizing proxy.
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Last Closed: 2015-09-16 12:59:18 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2015-09-08 08:44:44 UTC
User's IP address is exposed to the FTP server when automatically falling back from passive mode to active mode using PORT command. Wget is using normally passive mode, but this situation occurs when server rejects the PASV command. The real IP address is exposed even if client uses proxy server. Affected versions are <= 1.16.3.

CVE request:


Upstream patch:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-09-08 08:52:03 UTC
Created wget tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1260925]

Comment 4 Adam Mariš 2015-11-02 13:23:07 UTC
CVE-2015-7665 was assigned to this vulnerability for Tails. This vulnerability in upstream wget distribution is not considered as vulnerability, thus there's no CVE assigned for upstream wget.


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