Public Date:
1505444: CVE-2017-13089 wget: Stack-based buffer overflow in HTTP protocol handling
A stack-based buffer overflow when processing chunked, encoded HTTP responses was found in wget. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious HTTP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code.

Find out more about CVE-2017-13089 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the versions of wget as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This issue did not affect the versions of wget as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (wget) RHSA-2017:3075 2017-10-26

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wget Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wget Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank the GNU Wget project for reporting this issue.

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