USN-3943-1: Wget vulnerabilities

08 April 2019

Several security issues were fixed in Wget.

Releases

Packages

  • wget - retrieves files from the web

Details

It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive
information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-20483)

Kusano Kazuhiko discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-5953)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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