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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
aria2 insecure http logging
23 January 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-3500
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
running aria2 check for an updated version of the software for their
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Package : aria2
Version : 1.18.8-1+deb8u1
CVE ID : CVE-2019-3500
Debian Bug : 918058
It was discovered that aria2 (the lightweight command-line download
utility) can store passed user credentials in a log file when using
the --log option. This might allow local users to obtain sensitive
information by reading this file.
For Debian 8 "Jessie", this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your aria2 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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