Fedora 26 : python-crypto (2018-0c75cc72bc)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107155


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python-crypto package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107155

File Name: fedora_2018-0c75cc72bc.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/07

Updated: 2018/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:26

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6594