Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : wget vulnerabilities (USN-3464-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104211
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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Antti Levomaki, Christian Jalio, and Joonas Pihlaja discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain HTTP responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Wget to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090)

Dawid Golunski discovered that Wget incorrectly handled recursive or mirroring mode. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended access list restrictions. (CVE-2016-7098)

Orange Tsai discovered that Wget incorrectly handled CRLF sequences in HTTP headers. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject arbitrary HTTP headers. (CVE-2017-6508).

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Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104211

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3464-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/27/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wget, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/26/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7098, CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090, CVE-2017-6508

USN: 3464-1