Debian Security Advisory

DLA-851-1 wget -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6508.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a header injection vulnerability in wget (a tool to retrieve files from the web) which allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers via CRLF sequences in the host subcomponent of a URL.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in wget version 1.13.4-3+deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your wget packages.