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USN-3943-2: Wget vulnerability

9 April 2019

Several security issues were fixed in Wget.



  • wget - retrieves files from the web


USN-3943-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kusano Kazuhiko discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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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