Ubuntu 3643-1: Wget vulnerability

    Date09 May 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    4961
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-1
    May 09, 2018
    
    wget vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.
    
    Software Description:
    - wget: retrieves files from the web
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary cookie values.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.19.4-1ubuntu2.1
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      wget                            1.19.1-3ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.17.1-1ubuntu1.4
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3643-1
      CVE-2018-0494
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.19.4-1ubuntu2.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.19.1-3ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.17.1-1ubuntu1.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.4
    
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