Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60690


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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

Daniel Stenberg reported that Wget is affected by the previously published 'null prefix attack', caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters in X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse Wget into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-3490)


Update the affected wget package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60690

File Name: sl_20091103_wget_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

CWE: 310