GLSA-201806-01 : GNU Wget: Cookie injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110522


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201806-01 (GNU Wget: Cookie injection)

A vulnerability was discovered in GNU Wget’s resp_new function which does not validate \\r\\n sequences in continuation lines.
Impact :

A remote attacker could inject arbitrary cookie entry requests.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.19.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110522

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201806-01.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/06/14

Modified: 2018/09/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wget, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0494

GLSA: 201806-01