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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.65749
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-842-1 (wget)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-842-1 (wget)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to wget
announced via advisory USN-842-1.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Wget did not correctly handle SSL certificates with
zero bytes in the Common Name. A remote attacker could exploit this to
perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter
encrypted communications.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libglib2.0-0 2.16.6-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 8.10:
libglib2.0-0 2.18.2-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 9.04:
libglib2.0-0 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-842-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3490
http://addictivecode.org/pipermail/wget-notify/2009-August/001808.html
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.wget.general/8972
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125198917018936&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125369675820512&w=2
BugTraq ID: 36205
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36205
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11099
http://secunia.com/advisories/36540
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2498
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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