USN-3464-1: Wget vulnerabilities

26 October 2017

Several security issues were fixed in Wget.

Releases

Packages

  • wget - retrieves files from the web

Details

Antti Levomäki, Christian Jalio, and Joonas Pihlaja discovered that Wget
incorrectly handled certain HTTP responses. A remote attacker could use
this issue to cause Wget to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090)

Dawid Golunski discovered that Wget incorrectly handled recursive or
mirroring mode. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass
intended access list restrictions. (CVE-2016-7098)

Orange Tsai discovered that Wget incorrectly handled CRLF sequences in
HTTP headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject
arbitrary HTTP headers. (CVE-2017-6508)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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