Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1636-1 aria2 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Jan 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 918058.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3500.
More information:

It was discovered that aria2 (the lightweight command-line download utility) can store passed user credentials in a log file when using the --log option. This might allow local users to obtain sensitive information by reading this file.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.18.8-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your aria2 packages.

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