Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wget (MDVSA-2009:206-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40638
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.