Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1283-1] python-crypto security update)

Published: 2018-02-20 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
python-crypto on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-4+deb7u8. We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
python-crypto generated weak ElGamal key parameters, which allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext data (i.e., it did not have semantic security in face of a ciphertext-only attack).

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6594

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/02/msg00018.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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