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USN-3643-1: Wget vulnerability

09 May 2018

Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.



  • wget - retrieves files from the web


It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary cookie values.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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


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