Amazon Linux AMI : python-crypto Brute-Force Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-86)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

PyCrypto before 2.6 does not produce appropriate prime numbers when
using an ElGamal scheme to generate a key, which reduces the signature
space or public key space and makes it easier for attackers to conduct
brute-force attacks to obtain the private key.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a788735e

Solution :

Run 'yum update python-crypto' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69693 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2417