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Ubuntu: 1197-7: ca-certificates-java vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu A certificate authority mis-issued fraudulent certificates.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-7
March 27, 2012

ca-certificates-java vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

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


A certificate authority mis-issued fraudulent certificates.

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


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

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.


Package Information:

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