Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72421
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that wget used a file name provided by the server when saving a downloaded file. This could cause wget to create a file with a different name than expected, possibly allowing the server to execute arbitrary code on the client. (CVE-2010-2252)
Note: With this update, wget always uses the last component of the original URL as the name for the downloaded file. Previous behavior of using the server provided name or the last component of the redirected URL when creating files can be re-enabled by using the '--trust-server-names' command line option, or by setting 'trust_server_names=on' in the wget start-up file.
This update also fixes the following bugs :
- Prior to this update, the wget package did not recognize HTTPS SSL certificates with alternative names (subjectAltName) specified in the certificate as valid.
As a consequence, running the wget command failed with a certificate error. This update fixes wget to recognize such certificates as valid.
SolutionUpdate the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.