RHEL 7 : wget (RHSA-2017:3075)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104205


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for wget is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wget packages provide the GNU Wget file retrieval utility for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols.

Security Fix(es) :

* A stack-based and a heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in wget when processing chunked encoded HTTP responses. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious HTTP server, an attacker could exploit these flaws to potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090)

Red Hat would like to thank the GNU Wget project for reporting these issues.


Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104205

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-3075.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/27

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wget, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wget-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090

RHSA: 2017:3075