GNU Wget 1.12 and earlier uses a server-provided filename instead of
the original URL to determine the destination filename of a download,
which allows remote servers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via
a 3xx redirect to a URL with a .wgetrc filename followed by a 3xx
redirect to a URL with a crafted filename, and possibly execute
arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home
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MLIST:[bug-wget] 20100520 Re: security risk of unexpected download filenames
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