Oracle Linux 7 : wget (ELSA-2019-1228)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 125190
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2019:1228 :

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) :

* wget: do_conversion() heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2019-5953)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Solution

Update the affected wget package.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2019-May/008733.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 125190

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-1228.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/16/2019

Updated: 1/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:oracle:linux:wget, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5953

RHSA: 2019:1228