Ubuntu 3643-2: Wget vulnerability

    Date09 May 2018
    5073
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-2
    May 09, 2018
    
    wget vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.
    
    Software Description:
    - wget: retrieves files from the web
    
    Details:
    
    USN-3643-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    
    Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
      wget                            1.13.4-2ubuntu1.6
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3643-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3643-1
      CVE-2018-0494
    

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