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Chapter 26. Desktop

Empathy now can validate certificate chains for Google Talk

Previously, the Empathy instant messaging client was not able to validate the certificate chain for Google Talk by ignoring disabled legacy certificate authorities, such as Equifax Secure Certificate Authority, in the chain. As a consequence, Empathy prompted the user about an invalid certificate when connecting to Google Talk, even though there was no problem with the chain. This update fixes the bug and Empathy now ignores disabled legacy certificate authorities in the list returned by the server and attempts to construct alternate chains that might be valid. (BZ#1386616)