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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2502-1 (python-crypto)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to python-crypto announced via advisory DSA 2502-1.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that the ElGamal code in PythonCrypto, a collection of cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python used insecure insufficient prime numbers in key generation, which lead to a weakened signature or public key space, allowing easier brute force attacks on such keys. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-2+squeeze1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6-1.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages. After

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)