Scientific Linux Security Update : ca-certificates on SL6.x (noarch)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71629


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


It was found that a subordinate Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued an intermediate certificate, which could be used to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. This update renders that particular intermediate certificate as untrusted.

After installing the update, all applications using the ca-certificates package must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected ca-certificates package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71629

File Name: sl_20131220_ca_certificates_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/24

Modified: 2013/12/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/20