USN-3643-2: Wget vulnerability

9 May 2018

wget vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.

Software Description

  • wget - retrieves files from the web


USN-3643-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary cookie values.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
wget - 1.13.4-2ubuntu1.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.