FreeBSD : wget -- Heap overflow in HTTP protocol handling (d77ceb8c-bb13-11e7-8357-3065ec6f3643)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104228


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


Antti Levomaki, Christian Jalio, Joonas Pihlaja :

Wget contains two vulnerabilities, a stack overflow and a heap overflow, in the handling of HTTP chunked encoding. By convincing a user to download a specific link over HTTP, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104228

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d77ceb8cbb1311e783573065ec6f3643.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

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:freebsd:freebsd:wget, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13090