USN-1197-8: ca-certificates-java regression

29 March 2012

ca-certificates-java regression

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10


USN-1197-7 introduced a regression in ca-certificates-java.

Software Description

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


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.

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
ca-certificates-java - 20110912ubuntu3.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.