GNU Wget: Header injection — GLSA 201706-16

A header injection vulnerability in GNU Wget might allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers.

Affected Packages

net-misc/wget on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.19.1-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.19.1-r1

Background

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

Description

It was discovered that there was a header injection vulnerability in GNU Wget which allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers via CRLF sequences in the host subcomponent of a URL.

Impact

A remote attacker could inject arbitrary HTTP headers in requests by tricking a user running GNU Wget into processing crafted URLs.

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-1.19.1-r1"
 

References

Release Date
June 20, 2017

Latest Revision
June 20, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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