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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201908-19 ] GNU Wget Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201908-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2019-08-15
Bug(s): #682994
ID: 201908-19

Synopsis

A vulnerability in GNU Wget might allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code.


Background

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


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/wget
Vulnerable: < 1.20.3
Unaffected: >= 1.20.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A buffer overflow was discovered in GNU’s Wget.

Impact

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.20.3"
   


References

CVE-2019-5953
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