[USN-3943-2] Wget vulnerability

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[USN-3943-2] Wget vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3943-2
April 09, 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

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

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