Debian DSA-4008-1 : wget - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 104223


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Antti Levomaeki, Christian Jalio, Joonas Pihlaja and Juhani Eronen discovered two buffer overflows in the HTTP protocol handler of the Wget download tool, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code when connecting to a malicious HTTP server.


Upgrade the wget packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.16-1+deb8u4.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.18-5+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104223

File Name: debian_DSA-4008.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/30

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

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:debian:debian_linux:wget, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/28

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4008