Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : ca-certificates-java vulnerability (USN-1197-7)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58511


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


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.

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.

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-java package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58511

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1197-7.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/28

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ca-certificates-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/27

Reference Information

USN: 1197-7