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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-7

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-7
Posted Mar 28, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1197-7 - USN-1197-5 addressed an issue in ca-certificates pertaining to the Dutch Certificate Authority DigiNotar mis-issuing fraudulent certificates. This update provides the corresponding update for ca-certificates-java. It was discovered that Dutch Certificate Authority DigiNotar had mis-issued multiple fraudulent certificates. These certificates could allow an attacker to perform a "man in the middle" (MITM) attack which would make the user believe their connection is secure, but is actually being monitored. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, java
systems | linux, ubuntu
MD5 | 3eaf6132d6d2553ec3e96786819779bc

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-7

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-7
March 27, 2012

ca-certificates-java vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

A certificate authority mis-issued fraudulent certificates.

Software Description:
- ca-certificates-java: Common CA certificates (JKS keystore)

Details:

USN-1197-5 addressed an issue in ca-certificates pertaining to the Dutch
Certificate Authority DigiNotar mis-issuing fraudulent certificates.
This update provides the corresponding update for ca-certificates-java.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Dutch Certificate Authority DigiNotar had
mis-issued multiple fraudulent certificates. These certificates could allow
an attacker to perform a "man in the middle" (MITM) attack which would make
the user believe their connection is secure, but is actually being
monitored.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
ca-certificates-java 20110912ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
ca-certificates-java 20100412ubuntu0.11.04.1

Ubuntu 10.10:
ca-certificates-java 20100412ubuntu0.10.10.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
ca-certificates-java 20100406ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to restart any application using
ca-certificates-java to make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1197-7
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1197-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/920758

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ca-certificates-java/20110912ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ca-certificates-java/20100412ubuntu0.11.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ca-certificates-java/20100412ubuntu0.10.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ca-certificates-java/20100406ubuntu1.1

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