Security Advisory and Request for Wget Update: 1.10.2

Alan Dobkin
Tue Nov 15 20:46:00 GMT 2005

FYI, Wget 1.10.2 was released over a month ago (on October 13, 2005):

> The latest stable version of Wget is 1.10.2. This release contains
> fixes for a major security problem: a remotely exploitable buffer
> overflow vulnerability in the NTLM authentication code. All Wget users
> are strongly encouraged to upgrade their Wget installation to the last
> release.

It seems that Harold Hunt is the new wget maintainer, and I do not wish
to take his place, but new releases such as this (especially security
updates that affect Windows) should be provided in a timely manner.


P. S. -- Apparently this is the same bug that also affected cURL, which
has no current maintainer....

On 10/23/2005 3:46 PM, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> cURL is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which could lead to the
> execution of arbitrary code.
> Solution:  upgrade to 7.15.0.
> Workaround until solved:
> Disable NTLM authentication by not using the --anyauth or --ntlm
> options when using cURL (the command line version). Workarounds for
> programs that use the cURL library depend on the configuration options
> presented by those programs.
> Yaakov

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