Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 851-1] wget security update)

Published: 2018-01-11 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
wget on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in wget version 1.13.4-3+deb7u4. We recommend that you upgrade your wget Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
It was discovered that there was a header injection vulnerability in wget (a tool to retrieve files from the web) which allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers via CRLF sequences in the host subcomponent of a URL.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-6508

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/03/msg00006.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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