GLSA-201610-11 : GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94422


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201610-11 (GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wget. Please review the CVE identifier and bug reports referenced for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wget-1.18'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94422

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201610-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/31

Modified: 2016/10/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wget, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4971

GLSA: 201610-11