Executive Summary

Summary
TitleGNU Wget: Password and metadata leak
Informations
NameGLSA-201903-08First vendor Publication2019-03-10
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2019-03-10
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score2.1Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Synopsis

A vulnerability in GNU Wget which could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.

Background

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

Description

A vulnerability was discovered in GNU Wget's file_metadata in xattr.c.

Impact

A local attacker could obtain sensitive information to include credentials.

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-1.20.1"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-20483 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-20483

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-08

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201903-08.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-255Credentials Management

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application45

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2019-01-11Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2019-d1b5cf0055.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2019-01-07Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2019-088875c43a.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2019-03-11 13:21:19
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2019-03-11 00:18:26
  • First insertion