Home > Privacy, Security > Serious wget Security Flaw Discovered Serious wget Security Flaw Discovered Submitted by XxXxX 2014-10-29 Privacy, Security 8 Comments A 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 Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 8 Comments 2014-10-29 4:29 pm immanos Finally 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 jburnett Is 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 WorknMan Let 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 masennus The comments however are worse than ever… 2014-10-30 3:13 pm Alfman massennus, 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_Kter Switched to aria2c for years. meh 2014-10-29 11:34 pm Sodki A good, free tool, just got better. 2014-10-30 1:50 pm avgalen All 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.