RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wget (RHSA-2005:812)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated wget packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or
FTP protocols.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in the wget implementation
of NTLM authentication. An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a
user's machine if the user can be tricked into connecting to a
malicious web server using NTLM authentication. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-3185 to this issue.

All users of wget are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3185.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-812.html

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20144 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185