Amazon Linux AMI : wget (ALAS-2017-881)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102869
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VPR Score: 3


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


CRLF injection in the url_parse function in url.c

A CRLF injection flaw was found in the way wget handled URLs. A remote attacker could use this flaw to inject arbitrary HTTP headers in requests, via CRLF sequences in the host sub-component of a URL, by tricking a user running wget into processing crafted URLs.


Run 'yum update wget' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102869

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-881.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:wget:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:wget-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6508

ALAS: 2017-881