USN-3943-2: Wget vulnerability

9 April 2019

wget vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in Wget.

Software Description

  • wget - retrieves files from the web


USN-3943-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Kusano Kazuhiko discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5953)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
wget - 1.13.4-2ubuntu1.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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