openSUSE Security Update : python-cryptography (openSUSE-2018-1281)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118451


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for python-cryptography fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2018-10903: The finalize_with_tag API did not enforce a minimum tag length. If a user did not validate the input length prior to passing it to finalize_with_tag an attacker could craft an invalid payload with a shortened tag (e.g. 1 byte) such that they would have a 1 in 256 chance of passing the MAC check. GCM tag forgeries could have caused key leakage (bsc#1101820).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected python-cryptography packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118451

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1281.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/26

Updated: 2018/10/26

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:novell:opensuse:python-cryptography-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-cryptography-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python2-cryptography, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python2-cryptography-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-cryptography, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python3-cryptography-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10903