Debian: DSA-2299-1: ca-certificates security update

    Date31 Aug 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An unauthorized SSL certificate has been found in the wild issued the DigiNotar Certificate Authority, obtained through a security compromise with said company. Debian, like other software distributors, has as a precaution decided to disable the DigiNotar
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2299-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    August 31, 2011                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ca-certificates
    Vulnerability  : comprimised certificate authority
    Problem type   : local/remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Debian Bug     : 639744
    
    An unauthorized SSL certificate has been found in the wild issued
    the DigiNotar Certificate Authority, obtained through a security
    compromise with said company. Debian, like other software
    distributors, has as a precaution decided to disable the DigiNotar
    Root CA by default in its ca-certificates bundle.
    
    For other software in Debian that ships a CA bundle, like the
    Mozilla suite, updates are forthcoming.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), the ca-certificates package
    does not contain this root CA.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), the root CA has been
    disabled starting ca-certificates version 20090814+nmu3.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution
    (sid), the root CA has been disabled starting ca-certificates
    version 20110502+nmu1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ca-certificates packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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