RHEL 6 : ca-certificates (RHSA-2011:1248)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
important security impact.

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 Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent HTTPS
certificates. This update removes that CA's root certificate from the
ca-certificates package, rendering any HTTPS certificates signed by
that CA as untrusted. (BZ#734381)

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.

See also :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1248.html

Solution :

Update the affected ca-certificates package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56086 ()

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