Ubuntu 3943-1: Wget vulnerabilities

    Date09 Apr 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Wget.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3943-1
    April 08, 2019
    
    wget vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Wget.
    
    Software Description:
    - wget: retrieves files from the web
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive
    information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
    Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-20483)
    
    Kusano Kazuhiko discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain
    inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
    code. (CVE-2019-5953)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      wget                            1.19.5-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.19.4-1ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.17.1-1ubuntu1.5
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      wget                            1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.5
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3943-1
      CVE-2018-20483, CVE-2019-5953
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.19.5-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.19.4-1ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.17.1-1ubuntu1.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wget/1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.5
    
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