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Moderately critical

wget SSL Certificate NULL Character Processing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-09-01    Last Update:  2009-10-01    Views:  7,409

Secunia Advisory SA36540

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in wget, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing SSL certificates containing NULL ('\0') characters embedded in certain certificate fields and can be exploited to spoof certificates for legitimate domains.

This is related to vulnerability #2 in:
SA36093


Solution:
Update to version 1.12.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Independently discovered by Dan Kaminsky and Moxie Marlinspike.

Original Advisory:
http://addictivecode.org/pipermail/wget-notify/2009-August/001808.html
http://hg.addictivecode.org/wget/mainline/rev/1eab157d3be7
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.wget.general/8972

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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