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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: New up2date available with updated SSL certificate authority file
Advisory ID: RHSA-2003:267-01
Issue date: 2003-08-29
Updated on: 2003-08-29
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: up2date Red Hat Network rhn_register
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

New versions of the up2date and rhn_register clients are available and are required for continued access to Red Hat Network.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

The rhn_register and up2date packages contain the software necessary to take advantage of Red Hat Network functionality.

This erratum includes an updated RHNS-CA-CERT file, which contains a new CA certificate. This new certificate is needed so that up2date can continue to communicate with Red Hat Network after 28 August 2003. Without this updated certificate, users will see SSL Connection Errors reported by up2date or rhn_register.

All users must upgrade to these erratum packages in order to continue to use Red Hat Network. This includes both interactive use of up2date, as well as actions scheduled by the RHN website.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory only contains the desired RPMs.

Because the previous Certificate Authority has expired, up2date will present 'SSL Certificate Errors' if you attempt to use it to apply this errata. Therefore, this update cannot be applied directly with up2date and instead must be applied as indicated above.

In addition to the Red Hat FTP site, the latest versions of up2date and rhn_register are also available at

For users who would prefer to install the new certificate directly, it is available at:

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:



Red Hat Linux 7.2:




Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 8.0:



Red Hat Linux 9:



6. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name

b67ea5065c3115d523e17561aac5cb7c 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/up2date-2.8.40-1.7.1.src.rpm
71f2f6e4bfcdee8f4f46ef037c7a1c8d 7.1/en/os/i386/up2date-2.8.40-1.7.1.i386.rpm
2205d1e5832dbb67d60103104eb59fec 7.1/en/os/i386/up2date-gnome-2.8.40-1.7.1.i386.rpm
3deea256b106e71ee6d5890639d872b3 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/up2date-2.8.40-2.7.2.src.rpm
21bc8e1f03e9f28590d46df60a9458b5 7.2/en/os/i386/up2date-2.8.40-2.7.2.i386.rpm
3d3d7c6dca73d521a0f541b859f13eb3 7.2/en/os/i386/up2date-gnome-2.8.40-2.7.2.i386.rpm
ac5161a5bbe122896eccbc312bef9273 7.2/en/os/ia64/up2date-2.8.40-2.7.2.ia64.rpm
c789fbf88d7faf82504eb4189b767f90 7.2/en/os/ia64/up2date-gnome-2.8.40-2.7.2.ia64.rpm
23d8868920cb7df21925669f04fb2ad2 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/up2date-2.8.40-3.7.3.src.rpm
3643d7774d7e60a1aeb79c8fecbf624c 7.3/en/os/i386/up2date-2.8.40-3.7.3.i386.rpm
89977334ec0d3a2a720c3303602fc8dd 7.3/en/os/i386/up2date-gnome-2.8.40-3.7.3.i386.rpm
17ad92db4579d046d84c84a16784ba98 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/up2date-
15bc5dc918916bca3a5c29148979716e 8.0/en/os/i386/up2date-
1ae89cf79880f3bc5de7b86eb1d47a2b 8.0/en/os/i386/up2date-gnome-
b8a5b2d548869a846cbaf373f3637555 9/en/os/SRPMS/up2date-
3faabcb9cc610627fe378b88d0b2b928 9/en/os/i386/up2date-
733d0aca17c15af0b1fa709ba86337dc 9/en/os/i386/up2date-gnome-

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key is available from

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

md5sum <filename>

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact details at

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