[Bug 1580700] Re: wget in 12.04 does not support SNI

Mike Weiss 1580700 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri May 13 04:01:53 UTC 2016

please excuse me if I'm being dense, I'm new to Ubuntu, but I get this
error when I try to install the new package. I've enabled proposed by
following the instructions.

(precise)mweiss at localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install wget/precise-proposed
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Release 'precise-proposed' for 'wget' was not found

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  wget in 12.04 does not support SNI

Status in wget package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in wget source package in Precise:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  wget in Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't have support for TLS Server Name Indication, which makes it incompatible with certain sites, includes sites that use the Let's Encrypt Authority.

  The updated package fixes the issue with a backported patch from wget

  [Test Case]
  1- wget https://www.x.org
  2- Connection should succeed, instead of getting an error (ERROR: no certificate subject alternative name matches)

  [Regression Potential]
  Commit is simple. If broken, could possibly break SSL support in wget.

  Original report:

  Let's Encrypt Authority should be added to CA-certificates.
  https://www.X.org is now using a cert from this CA, wget fails when
  connecting to X.org.

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