Fedora 12 : wget-1.12-2.fc12 (2009-11836)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42988


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Wed Nov 18 2009 Karsten Hopp <karsten at redhat.com> 1.12-2

- don't provide /usr/share/info/dir

- Tue Nov 17 2009 Karsten Hopp <karsten at redhat.com> 1.12-1

- update to wget-1.12

- fixes CVE-2009-3490 wget: incorrect verification of SSL certificate with NUL in name

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42988

File Name: fedora_2009-11836.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2009

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:fedoraproject:fedora:wget, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

BID: 36205

FEDORA: 2009-11836

CWE: 310