RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1549

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1549. 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 in X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse Wget into accepting it by mistake. (CVE-2009-3490) Wget users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
Please note that this update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date