Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1197-8
29th March, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
USN-1197-7 introduced a regression in ca-certificates-java.
- 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
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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.