CERT® Advisory CA-2000-19 Revocation of Sun Microsystems Browser Certificates
Original release date: October 25, 2000 13:39:00 EDT
Last revised: October 25, 2000 14:12:23 EDT
Source: Sun Microsystems; CERT/CC
To aid in the wide distribution of essential security information, the CERT Coordination Center is forwarding the following information from Sun Microsystems. Sun urges you to act on this information as soon as possible. Contact information for the Sun security team can be found in their bulletin, which is referenced in the vendor appendix to this document.
Date: October 24, 2000
Title: Browser Certificates
Additional information from the CERT/CC
Sun Microsystems has revoked the certificates with the following serial numbers:
You can confirm the revocation of these certificates at https://digitalid.verisign.com/services/server/search.htm.
Users who accept these certificates into their browser may inadvertently run malicious code signed by the compromised certificates. Any such code would appear to be from Sun Microsystems, thus creating a misleading sense of trust.
Sun Microsystems has provided identification information for the compromised certificates as well as instructions on how to remove them from common browsers. Users should follow Sun's instructions to remove these certificates from their browser and to prevent possible future addition.
The CERT Coordination Center thanks Sun Microsystems for bringing this issue to our attention.
Author: The CERT/CC portions of this document were written by Jeffrey P. Lanza. Feedback on this advisory is appreciated.
This document is available from: http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2000-19.html
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October 25, 2000: Initial release October 25, 2000: Updated author section and references to Sun Security Bulletin 198.