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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60690
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected wget package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c61e8452

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60690

File Name: sl_20091103_wget_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 11/3/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

CWE: 310