Ubuntu USN-729-1 (python-crypto)

Published: 2009-03-07 20:47:03
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Technical Details:
Mike Wiacek discovered that the ARC2 implementation in Python Crypto did not correctly check the key length. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious ARC2 stream, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or crash the application using Python Crypto, leading to a denial of service.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to python-crypto announced via advisory USN-729-1.

Recommendations:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following Linux Distribution Package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: python2.4-crypto 2.0.1+dfsg1-1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 7.10: python-crypto 2.0.1+dfsg1-2ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: python-crypto 2.0.1+dfsg1-2.1ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 8.10: python-crypto 2.0.1+dfsg1-2.3ubuntu0.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-729-1

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-0544

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-729-1/

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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