Fedora 27 : python-crypto (2018-913c225b49)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107033

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

The textbook ElGamal implementation is not secure. PyCrypto and some other implementations use the wrong algorithm, which may lead to some information disclosure simply by looking at the encrypted text. For a full description, see https://github.com/dlitz/pycrypto/issues/253

This update includes a fix for this problem backported from pycryptodome.

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Solution

Update the affected python-crypto package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-913c225b49

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107033

File Name: fedora_2018-913c225b49.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/28

Modified: 2018/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-crypto, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6594