GLSA-201702-14 : PyCrypto: Remote execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 97257


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-14 (PyCrypto: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in PyCrypto. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker, able to control the mode of operation in PyCrypto’s AES module, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PyCrypto users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pycrypto-2.6.1-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97257

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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:gentoo:linux:pycrypto, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7459

GLSA: 201702-14