openSUSE Security Update : python-crypto (python-crypto-589)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40301


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Missing checks for the key length in the ARC2 module potentially allowed attackers to crash applications using python-crypto or potentially even cause execute arbitrary code (CVE-2009-0544).


Update the affected python-crypto package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40301

File Name: suse_11_1_python-crypto-090312.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:python-crypto, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0544

CWE: 119