Debian Security Advisory

DLA-773-3 python-crypto -- LTS security update

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

It was discovered that the previous attempt to fix the regression in python-crypto, a cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python, was incorrect.

This regression was initially introduced in 2.6-4+deb7u4 and not correctly fixed in 2.6-4+deb7u5. We now really print a warning (not raise an exception) on invalid input. Thanks to Salvatore Bonaccorso and Sebastian Ramacher.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in python-crypto version 2.6-4+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages.