Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60690
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionCVE-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)
SolutionUpdate the affected wget package.