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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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
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 :
Update the affected wget package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20144 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3185
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