Public Date:
1695679: CVE-2019-5953 wget: do_conversion() heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in GNU Wget 1.20.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or may execute an arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2019-5953 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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

This issue affects the versions of wget as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 8.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
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-2019:1228 2019-05-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (wget) RHSA-2019:0983 2019-05-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wget Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 wget Not affected
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