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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   wget Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) wget Buffer Overflows in Processing HTTP Data Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039663
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039663
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in wget. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote server can return send specially crafted HTTP data to the connected target client user to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target client system.

A heap overflow in processing HTTP chunk size values may occur in the fd_read_body() function in 'src/retr.c' [CVE-2017-13090].

A heap overflow in processing HTTP chunk size values may occur in the skip_short_body() function in 'src/http.c' [CVE-2017-13089].

The original advisory is available at:

https://www.viestintavirasto.fi/en/cybersecurity/vulnerabilities/2017/haavoittuvuus-2017-037.html

Antti Levomaki, Christian Jalio, Joonas Pihlaja from Forcepoint and Juhani Eronen from Finnish National Cyber Security Centre reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote server can execute arbitrary code on the target connect client system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3464-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3464-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 17.04, 17.10

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