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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201610-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 29, 2016
Bug(s): #560418, #585926
ID: 201610-11


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


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

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/wget
Vulnerable: < 1.18
Unaffected: >= 1.18
Architectures: All supported architectures


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


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


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU Wget users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wget-1.18"


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