A vulnerability in GNU Wget which could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.
|Package||net-misc/wget on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.20.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.20.1|
GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
A vulnerability was discovered in GNU Wget’s file_metadata in xattr.c.
A local attacker could obtain sensitive information to include credentials.
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-1.20.1"
March 10, 2019
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