GLSA-201908-19 : GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 127968
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201908-19 (GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution)
A buffer overflow was discovered in GNU’s Wget.
An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.20.3'