Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pycrypto (MDVSA-2009:050-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in PyCrypto ARC2
module 2.0.1, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large ARC2 key
length (CVE-2009-0544).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Update :

The previous update package was not signed.

Solution :

Update the affected python-pycrypto package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38149 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-050.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33674

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0544

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