GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201610-11

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wget, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/wget on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.18
Unaffected versions >= 1.18

Background

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wget. Please review the CVE identifier and bug reports referenced for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.18"
 

References

Release Date
October 29, 2016

Latest Revision
October 29, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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