Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : wget vulnerability (USN-842-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Wget did not correctly handle SSL certificates
with zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker could exploit
this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive
information or alter encrypted communications.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42050 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36205

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3490