Fedora 17 : python-crypto-2.6-1.fc17 (2012-8392)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59344


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update, to the current upstream pycrypto release, includes a number of regular bug fixes plus a security fix for CVE-2012-2417 (insecure ElGamal key generation). Anyone using ElGamal keys should generate new keys as soon as practical (any additional information about this bug will be tracked at https://bugs.launchpad.net/pycrypto/+bug/985164).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected python-crypto package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59344

File Name: fedora_2012-8392.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/04

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-crypto, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2417

FEDORA: 2012-8392