Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : ca-certificates vulnerability (USN-1197-5)

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Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

USN-1197-1 addressed an issue in Firefox and Xulrunner pertaining to
the Dutch Certificate Authority DigiNotar mis-issuing fraudulent
certificates. This update provides the corresponding update for
ca-certificates.

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.

For the protection of its users, Mozilla has removed the
DigiNotar certificate. Sites using certificates issued by
DigiNotar will need to seek another certificate vendor.

We are currently aware of a regression that blocks one of
two Staat der Nederlanden root certificates which are
believed to still be secure. This regression is being
tracked at https://launchpad.net/bugs/838322.

Solution :

Update the affected ca-certificates package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56140 ()

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