Scientific Linux Security Update : wget on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72421


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


It 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.


Update the affected wget and / or wget-debuginfo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72421

File Name: sl_20140210_wget_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/11

Modified: 2014/02/11

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: 2014/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2252