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    Debian: DSA-4195-1: wget security update

    Date 08 May 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    Harry Sintonen discovered that wget, a network utility to retrieve files from the web, does not properly handle '\r\n' from continuation lines while parsing the Set-Cookie HTTP header. A malicious web server could use this flaw to inject arbitrary cookies to the cookie jar file, adding
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4195-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 08, 2018                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : wget
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-0494
    Debian Bug     : 898076
    
    Harry Sintonen discovered that wget, a network utility to retrieve files
    from the web, does not properly handle '\r\n' from continuation lines
    while parsing the Set-Cookie HTTP header. A malicious web server could
    use this flaw to inject arbitrary cookies to the cookie jar file, adding
    new or replacing existing cookie values.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
    in version 1.16-1+deb8u5.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.18-5+deb9u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of wget please refer to its security
    tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/wget
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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