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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3490

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.
Publish Date : 2009-09-30 Last Update Date : 2017-09-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 310

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N 2009-08-03 2009-08-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1904 wget -- insufficient input validation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7910 unix
DSA-1904-1 wget -- insufficient input validation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13580 unix
ELSA-2009:1549: wget security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22911 unix
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 cer... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11099 unix
RHSA-2009:1549 -- wget security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29275 unix
RHSA-2009:1549: wget security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091549 unix
USN-842-1 -- wget vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13815 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-3490

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Wget * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Wget 1.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Wget 1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Wget 1.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Wget 1.7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Wget 1.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Wget 1.8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Wget 1.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Wget 1.9.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Wget 1.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Wget 1.10.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Wget 1.10.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Wget 1.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Wget 1.11.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Wget 1.11.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Wget 1.11.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Wget 16

- References For CVE-2009-3490
MLIST [oss-security] 20090903 More CVE-2009-2408 like issues CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 36205 Wget NULL Character CA SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-16
VUPEN ADV-2009-2498
MLIST [oss-security] 20090923 Re: More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
MLIST [bug-wget] 20090922 Release: GNU Wget 1.12
MLIST [wget-notify] 20090805 [bug #27183] Wget likely suffers from the \0 SSL cert vulnerability
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11099

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3490

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