DescriptionRace condition in wget 1.17 and earlier, when used in recursive or mirroring mode to download a single file, might allow remote servers to bypass intended access list restrictions by keeping an HTTP connection open.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs836503

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wget (PTS)jessie1.16-1+deb8u5vulnerable
jessie (security)1.16-1+deb8u6vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch1.18-5+deb9u3fixed
bullseye, sid1.20.3-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - wget <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - wget <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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