Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2300-2 nss -- compromised certificate authority
- Date Reported:
- 05 Sep 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- No other external database security references currently available.
- More information:
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.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 188.8.131.52-0lenny6.
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.