GLSA-201702-14 : PyCrypto: Remote execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 97257
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PyCrypto users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-python/pycrypto-2.6.1-r2'