GLSA-200803-07 : Paramiko: Information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31382


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-07 (Paramiko: Information disclosure)

Dwayne C. Litzenberger reported that the file '' does not properly use RandomPool when using threads or forked processes.
Impact :

A remote attacker could predict the values generated by applications using Paramiko for encryption purposes, potentially gaining access to sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Paramiko users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/paramiko-1.7.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31382

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:paramiko, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0299

OSVDB: 41680

GLSA: 200803-07