Descriptionurl.c in GNU Wget through 1.24.5 mishandles semicolons in the userinfo subcomponent of a URI, and thus there may be insecure behavior in which data that was supposed to be in the userinfo subcomponent is misinterpreted to be part of the host subcomponent.
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Debian Bugs1073523

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wget (PTS)bullseye1.21-1+deb11u1vulnerable
sid, trixie1.24.5-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - wget <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - wget <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - wget <postponed> (Minor issue, infoleak in limited conditions)
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