Gentoo: GLSA-201903-08: GNU Wget: Password and metadata leak

    Date10 Mar 2019
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability in GNU Wget which could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201903-08
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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
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  net-misc/wget                < 1.20.1                  >= 1.20.1 
    
    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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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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