Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : python-crypto vulnerability (USN-1484-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59783
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that PyCrypto produced inappropriate prime numbers when generating ElGamal keys. An attacker could use this flaw to facilitate brute-forcing of ElGamal encryption keys.
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-crypto package.