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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201610-11

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201610-11
Posted Oct 30, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201610-11 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wget, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 1.18 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-4971
MD5 | bc66b93055c4f32d445426382684653e

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201610-11

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Severity: Normal
Title: GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 29, 2016
Bugs: #560418, #585926
ID: 201610-11

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wget, the worst of which
could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP,
HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/wget < 1.18 >= 1.18

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wget. Please review
the CVE identifier and bug reports referenced for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.18"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-4971
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-4971

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201610-11

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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