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Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1866-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1866-01
Posted Dec 22, 2013
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1866-01 - This package contains the set of CA certificates chosen by the Mozilla Foundation for use with the Internet Public Key Infrastructure. It was found that a subordinate Certificate Authority mis-issued an intermediate certificate, which could be used to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. This update renders that particular intermediate certificate as untrusted. All users should upgrade to this updated package. After installing the update, all applications using the ca-certificates package must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1866-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: ca-certificates security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1866-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1866.html
Issue date: 2013-12-20
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1. Summary:

An updated ca-certificates package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - noarch

3. Description:

This package contains the set of CA certificates chosen by the Mozilla
Foundation for use with the Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

It was found that a subordinate Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued an
intermediate certificate, which could be used to conduct man-in-the-middle
attacks. This update renders that particular intermediate certificate as
untrusted. (BZ#1038894)

All users should upgrade to this updated package. After installing the
update, all applications using the ca-certificates package must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1038894 - nss: Mis-issued ANSSI/DCSSI certificate (MFSA 2013-117)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.src.rpm

noarch:
ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.src.rpm

noarch:
ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.src.rpm

noarch:
ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.src.rpm

noarch:
ca-certificates-2013.1.95-65.1.el6_5.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-117.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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