Ubuntu 5.04 : wget bug fix (USN-145-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20539


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


USN-145-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in wget. However, Ralph Corderoy discovered some regressions that caused wget to crash in some cases. The updated version fixes this flaw.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected wget package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20539

File Name: ubuntu_USN-145-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wget, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/06

Reference Information

BID: 11871

USN: 145-2