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From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] wget (SSA:2016-165-01)
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:12:06 -0700 (PDT)
Hash: SHA1

[slackware-security]  wget (SSA:2016-165-01)

New wget packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37, 14.0, 14.1,
and -current to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/wget-1.18-i486-1_slack14.1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This version fixes a security vulnerability present in all old versions
  of wget.  On a server redirect from HTTP to a FTP resource, wget would
  trust the HTTP server and use the name in the redirected URL as the
  destination filename.  This behaviour was changed and now it works
  similarly as a redirect from HTTP to another HTTP resource so the original
  name is used as the destination file.  To keep the previous behaviour the
  user must provide --trust-server-names.
  The vulnerability was discovered by Dawid Golunski and was reported by
  Beyond Security's SecuriTeam.
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

Updated package for Slackware 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.37:

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 13.0 package:
3451af5dd9ca74a1d7e87a1da83c093f  wget-1.18-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
df8555176d34c6df44790758a70151ad  wget-1.18-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware 13.1 package:
03635033880d7e70c9c27a59d5f8b672  wget-1.18-i486-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.1 package:
254e001d584854f80f8f009afc36ed31  wget-1.18-x86_64-1_slack13.1.txz

Slackware 13.37 package:
2568c74e7419e9ef1678158fd4af8e2f  wget-1.18-i486-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.37 package:
6ef91a6cec6685127850af5f2042a54b  wget-1.18-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz

Slackware 14.0 package:
93d82f4a1fb5a7c27c4541df137a0357  wget-1.18-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
74ea3507a02545c6bef589b1b2f1290a  wget-1.18-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
bcab953b2e8d04050b169b203909b01e  wget-1.18-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
bc0a058112f39befdac64f6143c2da03  wget-1.18-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware -current package:
90695857776fb20742a931a774347de6  n/wget-1.18-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
11b4a09faf7636f65d3c6d25b2c9eba1  n/wget-1.18-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg wget-1.18-i486-1_slack14.1.txz


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