Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

CVE-2009-3490 wget: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL
in name

Daniel Stenberg reported that Wget is affected by the previously
published 'null prefix attack', caused by incorrect handling of NULL
characters in X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a
carefully-crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate
Authority, the attacker could use the certificate during a
man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse Wget into accepting
it by mistake. (CVE-2009-3490)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6c52a08c

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60690 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3490