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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40638


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


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 customers


Update the affected wget package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40638

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-206.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 8/20/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:wget, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

BID: 36205

MDVSA: 2009:206-1

CWE: 310