Executive Summary

Summary
TitleGNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution
Informations
NameGLSA-201908-19First vendor Publication2019-08-15
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2019-08-15
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score7.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Synopsis

A vulnerability in GNU Wget might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background

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

Description

A buffer overflow was discovered in GNU's Wget.

Impact

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-1.20.3"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2019-5953 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-5953

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-19

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201908-19.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application47

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DateInformations
2019-08-16 00:18:50
  • First insertion