Debian Security Advisory

DLA-773-2 python-crypto -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-7459.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a regression in the recent update to python-crypto, a cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python.

We now raise a warning (not an error) on invalid input to avoid regressions in python-paramiko, duplicity. etc. introduced in in 2.6-4+deb7u4. Thanks to Salvatore Bonaccorso and Sebastian Ramacher.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in python-crypto version 2.6-4+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages.