USN-1197-7: ca-certificates-java vulnerability

27 March 2012

A certificate authority mis-issued fraudulent certificates.

Releases

Packages

  • ca-certificates-java - Common CA certificates (JKS keystore)

Details

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.

Original advisory details:

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any application using
ca-certificates-java to make all the necessary changes.