[ GLSA 201903-08 ] GNU Wget: Password and metadata leak


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201903-08
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GNU Wget: Password and metadata leak
Date: March 10, 2019
Bugs: #674170
ID: 201903-08

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Synopsis

A vulnerability in GNU Wget which could allow an attacker to obtain
sensitive information.

Background

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

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/wget 1.20.1=20

Description

A vulnerability was discovered in GNU Wget’s file_metadata in xattr.c.

Impact

A local attacker could obtain sensitive information to include
credentials.

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-1.20.1”

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-20483
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-20483

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-08

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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