GLSA-201702-14 : PyCrypto: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-14
(PyCrypto: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in
PyCrypto. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker, able to control the mode of operation in PyCrypto’s
AES module, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-14

Solution :

All PyCrypto users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pycrypto-2.6.1-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97257 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-7459

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