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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-5953: Security patch for wget (ALAS-2019-1194)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-5953: Security patch for wget (ALAS-2019-1194)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/08/2019
Created
04/24/2019
Added
04/20/2019
Modified
06/03/2019

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From ALAS-2019-1194:

A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in GNU Wget. An attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or may execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5953)

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-wget

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-wget

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