Home > Privacy, Security > Serious wget Security Flaw DiscoveredSerious wget Security Flaw Discovered Submitted by XxXxX 2014-10-29 Privacy, Security 8 CommentsA critical flaw in the open-source Wget application that is widely used on Linux and Unix systems for retrieving files has been patched quietly. A Metasploit module is available for testing. The disclosure is here. Red Hat’s bug report is here.About The Author David AdamsFollow me on Twitter @david_adams 8 Comments 2014-10-29 4:29 pm immanosFinally a stream of interesting news!!!Let Thom swirl around the countryside on vaction. He will not be missed!Thanks guys! 2014-10-29 6:34 pm jburnettIs that the difference. I had actually taken osnews.com out of my normal rotation a week or two ago and was blown away when I hit the site by accident just now. 2014-10-29 11:34 pm WorknManLet Thom swirl around the countryside on vaction. He will not be missed!LOL, yeah. Whoever runs this site should make his vacation permanent. Let him go write for TheVerge – he would probably fit in well with the rest of the SJWs there. 2014-10-30 7:03 am masennusThe comments however are worse than ever… 2014-10-30 3:13 pm Alfmanmassennus,The comments however are worse than ever…I notice that too, such harsh attacks are very rude.I do like the change of coverage though. I think it would help if there were one or two more regular editors to mix it up a bit. I’ve always liked the idea of starting an original technical series, I have many neat ideas that I feel that could benefit osnews and attract broader interest. 2014-10-29 7:06 pm Licaon_KterSwitched to aria2c for years. meh 2014-10-29 11:34 pm SodkiA good, free tool, just got better. 2014-10-30 1:50 pm avgalenAll code is good code until it is discovered to be bad So your comment should have been like this:A broken, free tool, just got fixed, and better, and good again.