A vulnerability in GNU Wget might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||net-misc/wget on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.20.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.20.3|
GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
A buffer overflow was discovered in GNU’s Wget.
An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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-1.20.3"
August 15, 2019
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