Fedora 24 : python-crypto (2017-08207fe48b)

high Nessus Plugin ID 96886
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

A heap-buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in pycrypto leading to arbitrary code execution. All users of pycrypto's AES module that allow the mode of operation to be specified by an attacker, check for ECB explicitly and create the objects without specifying an IV are vulnerable to this issue.

This is CVE-2013-7459.

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Solution

Update the affected python-crypto package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-08207fe48b

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96886

File Name: fedora_2017-08207fe48b.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:python-crypto, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:24

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7459