GLSA-201706-16 : GNU Wget: Header injection

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VPR Score: 3


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-16 (GNU Wget: Header injection)

It was discovered that there was a header injection vulnerability in GNU Wget which allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers via CRLF sequences in the host subcomponent of a URL.
Impact :

A remote attacker could inject arbitrary HTTP headers in requests by tricking a user running GNU Wget into processing crafted URLs.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.19.1-r1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100942

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-16.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 6/21/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wget, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 6/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6508

GLSA: 201706-16