RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : wget (RHSA-2005:812)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20144


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated wget packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use either the HTTP or FTP protocols.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in the wget implementation of NTLM authentication. An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a user's machine if the user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious web server using NTLM authentication. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3185 to this issue.

All users of wget are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20144

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-812.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/11/04

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wget, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

RHSA: 2005:812