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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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.

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 : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42050 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36205

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3490