Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-pycrypto (MDVSA-2013:120)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66132


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated python-pycrypto package fixes security vulnerability :

PyCrypto before 2.6 does not produce appropriate prime numbers when using an ElGamal scheme to generate a key, which reduces the signature space or public key space and makes it easier for attackers to conduct brute-force attacks to obtain the private key (CVE-2012-2417).

Note: any ElGamal keys that have previously been generated by PyCrypto should be regenerated after installing this update.


Update the affected python-pycrypto package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66132

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-pycrypto, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2417

BID: 53687

MDVSA: 2013:120

MGASA: 2012-0194