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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3490

Original release date: 09/30/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

GNU Wget before 1.12 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the Common Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle remote attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11099
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=520454
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090903 More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
External Source: BID
Name: 36205
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2498
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [bug-wget] 20090922 Release: GNU Wget 1.12
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090923 Re: More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
External Source: MLIST
Name: [wget-notify] 20090805 [bug #27183] Wget likely suffers from the \0 SSL cert vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://hg.addictivecode.org/wget/mainline/rev/1eab157d3be7
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36540
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11099
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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