GLSA-201610-11 : GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201610-11
(GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wget. Please review the
CVE identifier and bug reports referenced for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201610-11

Solution :

All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.18'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94422 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4971

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