Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2009:206-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in wget :

GNU Wget before 1.12 does not properly handle a '�' (NUL) character
in a domain name in the Common Name field of an X.509 certificate,
which allows man-in-the-middle remote attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL
servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification
Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-3490).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0

Solution :

Update the affected wget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40638 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-206.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36205

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3490

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