CentOS 7 : wget (CESA-2017:3075)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104218


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


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 package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104218

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-3075.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/30

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wget, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/27

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 168133, 168134

RHSA: 2017:3075