Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Crypt-DSA (MDVSA-2013:241)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70133


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in perl-Crypt-DSA :

The Crypt::DSA (aka Crypt-DSA) module 1.17 and earlier for Perl, when /dev/random is absent, uses the Data::Random module, which makes it easier for remote attackers to spoof a signature, or determine the signing key of a signed message, via a brute-force attack (CVE-2011-3599).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected perl-Crypt-DSA package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70133

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-241.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/09/26

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Crypt-DSA, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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: 2013/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3599

BID: 49928

MDVSA: 2013:241