Ubuntu 11.10 : ca-certificates-java regression (USN-1197-8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58532


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


USN-1197-7 fixed a vulnerability in ca-certificates-java. The new package broke upgrades from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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: 58532

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1197-8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/30

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:11.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/29

Reference Information

USN: 1197-8