Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : wget vulnerabilities (USN-3464-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 104211
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAntti 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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SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.