CentOS 3 / 4 : wget (CESA-2005:812)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21868

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected wget package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7c5d62ee

http://www.nessus.org/u?217fc7a3

http://www.nessus.org/u?6957b0f5

http://www.nessus.org/u?e9312425

http://www.nessus.org/u?0a5db740

http://www.nessus.org/u?39bf0172

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21868

File Name: centos_RHSA-2005-812.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/07/03

Updated: 2018/11/10

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:centos:centos:wget, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3185

RHSA: 2005:812