Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pycrypto (MDVSA-2009:050-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 38149


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in PyCrypto ARC2 module 2.0.1, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large ARC2 key length (CVE-2009-0544).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Update :

The previous update package was not signed.


Update the affected python-pycrypto package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38149

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-050.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pycrypto, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0544

BID: 33674

MDVSA: 2009:050-1

CWE: 119