GNU Wget SSL Certificate Security Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5212

Synopsis

The remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.

Description

The remote host is using a version of Wget earlier than 1.12. Such versions are potentially affected by a security bypass vulnerability because the application fails to properly handle Common Name fields n X.509 certificates that contain an ASCII NULL character.

Solution

Upgrade to Wget 1.12 or later.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/18136

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5212

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2009/10/27

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:gnu:wget

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3490

BID: 36205