GNU Wget SSL Certificate Security Bypass

Medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800981


The remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote host is using a version of Wget earlier than 1.12. Such versions are potentially affected by a security bypass vulnerability because the application fails to properly handle Common Name fields n X.509 certificates that contain an ASCII NULL character.


Upgrade to Wget 1.12 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800981

File Name: 800981.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/10/27

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

BID: 36205