Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pycrypto (MDVSA-2013:120)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated python-pycrypto package fixes security vulnerability :

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).

Note: any ElGamal keys that have previously been generated by PyCrypto
should be regenerated after installing this update.

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: 66132 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53687

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2417

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