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RHSA-2009:1549: wget security update

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RHSA-2009:1549: wget security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/30/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility that can use HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP.Daniel Stenberg reported that Wget is affected by the previously published"null prefix attack", caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters inX.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-craftedcertificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker coulduse the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentiallyconfuse Wget into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-3490)Wget users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-wget

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