Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : python-crypto vulnerability (USN-729-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected python-crypto, python-crypto-dbg and / or
python2.4-crypto packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37504 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33674

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0544