Debian: DSA-2300-2: nss security update

    Date05 Sep 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several unauthorised SSL certificates have been found in the wild issued for 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-2300-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    September 5, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : nss
    Vulnerability  : comprimised certificate authority
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : not available
    
    Several unauthorised SSL certificates have been found in the wild issued
    for 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 the NSS crypto libraries.
    
    As a result from further understanding of the incident, this update
    to DSA 2300 disables additional DigiNotar issuing certificates.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.12.3.1-0lenny6.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.12.8-1+squeeze3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.12.11-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your nss 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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