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

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Fri May 13 10:58:13 UTC 2016

If you've added precise-proposed to your /etc/apt/sources.list, all you
need to do is perform the two following commands:

1- apt-get update
2- apt-get install wget

Don't forget to remove precise-proposed from your /etc/apt/sources.list
when you're done.

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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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