Debian DLA-536-1 : wget security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 91903
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


On a server redirect from HTTP to a FTP resource, wget would trust the HTTP server and uses the name in the redirected URL as the destination filename. This behaviour was changed and now it works similarly as a redirect from HTTP to another HTTP resource so the original name is used as the destination file. To keep the previous behaviour the user must provide --trust-server-names.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.13.4-3+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.

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


Upgrade the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91903

File Name: debian_DLA-536.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/1/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wget, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971