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USN-3643-2: Wget vulnerability

9 May 2018

Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.



  • wget - retrieves files from the web


USN-3643-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04

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


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