Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1283-1 python-crypto -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Feb 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 889999.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-6594.
More information:

python-crypto generated weak ElGamal key parameters, which allowed attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext data (i.e., it did not have semantic security in face of a ciphertext-only attack).

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-4+deb7u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages.

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