USN-3012-1: Wget vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3012-1
20th June, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Wget could be made to overwrite files.
- wget - retrieves files from the web
Dawid Golunski discovered that Wget incorrectly handled filenames when
being redirected from an HTTP to an FTP URL. A malicious server could
possibly use this issue to overwrite local files.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- wget 1.17.1-1ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 15.10:
- wget 1.16.1-1ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- wget 1.15-1ubuntu1.14.04.2
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- wget 1.13.4-2ubuntu1.4
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.