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

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

wget on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

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

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)