USN-3943-2: Wget vulnerability

09 April 2019

Several security issues were fixed in Wget.

Releases

Packages

  • wget - retrieves files from the web

Details

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.
(CVE-2019-5953)

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.

References

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