Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2086-1 wget -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7098.
More information:

An issue has been found in wget, a tool to retrieve files from the web. A race condition might occur as files rejected by an access list are kept on the disk for the duration of a HTTP connection.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.16-1+deb8u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.

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