Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1978-1 python-ecdsa -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-14853, CVE-2019-14859.
More information:

It was discovered that python-ecdsa, a cryptographic signature library for Python, did not correctly verify DER encoded signatures. Malformed signatures could lead to unexpected exceptions and in some cases did not raise any exception.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.11-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-ecdsa packages.

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