CA-Certificates security update for RHEL6
Posted on: 09/02/2011 02:44 PM
Red Hat has released an updated ca-certificates package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: ca-certificates security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:1248-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1248.html Issue date: 2011-09-02 =====================================================================
An updated ca-certificates package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - noarch Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - noarch Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - noarch Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - noarch
This package contains the set of CA certificates chosen by the Mozilla Foundation for use with the Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent HTTPS certificates. This update removes that CA's root certificate from the ca-certificates package, rendering any HTTPS certificates signed by that CA as untrusted. (BZ#734381)
All users should upgrade to this updated package. After installing the update, all applications using the ca-certificates package must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied.