Description:Network utility to retrieve files from the WWW
License: GPL-3
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
1.21.2 ~ + + + ~ ~ ~ + + ~ - + +

USE flags

  • cookie-check - Enable cookie checks via net-libs/libpsl
  • debug - Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
  • gnutls - Prefer net-libs/gnutls as SSL/TLS provider (ineffective with USE=-ssl)
  • idn - Enable support for Internationalized Domain Names
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • libressl - Use dev-libs/libressl instead of dev-libs/openssl when applicable (see also the ssl useflag)
  • metalink - Enable support for media-libs/libmetalink
  • nls - Add Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)
  • ntlm - Enable support for NTLM (Windows-based) authorization
  • pcre - Add support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions
  • ssl - Add support for SSL/TLS connections (Secure Socket Layer / Transport Layer Security)
  • static - !!do not set this during bootstrap!! Causes binaries to be statically linked instead of dynamically
  • test - Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)
  • uuid - Generate UUIDs for the WARC (Web ARChive file format) using libuuid; otherwise use a simple RNG (random number generator)
  • zlib - Add support for zlib (de)compression

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
over 2 years normal GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution
almost 3 years normal GNU Wget: Password and metadata leak
over 3 years normal GNU Wget: Cookie injection
about 4 years normal GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities
over 4 years normal GNU Wget: Header injection
about 5 years normal GNU Wget: Multiple vulnerabilities
about 7 years normal GNU Wget: Arbitrary code execution
over 10 years normal Wget: User-assisted file creation or overwrite
over 12 years normal Wget: Certificate validation error

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