GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201711-06

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wget, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/wget on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.19.1-r2
Unaffected versions >= 1.19.1-r2

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 referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server, could remotely execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.19.1-r2"
 

References

Release Date
November 11, 2017

Latest Revision
November 11, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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