Amazon Linux AMI : wget (ALAS-2019-1194)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 124200
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in GNU Wget. An attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or may execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5953)


Run 'yum update wget' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 124200

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1194.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/22/2019

Updated: 1/23/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wget, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wget-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5953

ALAS: 2019-1194