Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pycrypto (MDVSA-2012:117)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in python-pycrypto :

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 (CVE-2012-2417).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected python-pycrypto package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61968 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53687

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2417

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