Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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
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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected ca-certificates package.
Risk factor :
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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