GLSA-200903-11 : PyCrypto: Execution of arbitrary code
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35809
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-11 (PyCrypto: Execution of arbitrary code)
Mike Wiacek of the Google Security Team reported a buffer overflow in the ARC2 module when processing a large ARC2 key length.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to decrypt an ARC2 stream in an application using PyCrypto, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PyCrypto users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pycrypto-2.0.1-r8'