Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1760-1 wget -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Apr 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-5953.
More information:

Kusano Kazuhiko discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI) in wget, a network utility to retrieve files from the web, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service when recursively downloading from an untrusted server.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.16-1+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.

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