Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : python-crypto vulnerability (USN-1484-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that PyCrypto produced inappropriate prime numbers
when generating ElGamal keys. An attacker could use this flaw to
facilitate brute-forcing of ElGamal encryption keys.

Solution :

Update the affected python-crypto package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59783 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53687

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2417