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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 202007-62 ] PyCrypto Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PyCrypto: Weak key generation (GLSA 202007-62)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2020-07-31
Bug(s): #703682
ID: 202007-62

Synopsis

A flaw in PyCrypto allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive
information.


Background

PyCrypto is the Python Cryptography Toolkit.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-python/pycrypto
Vulnerable: <= 2.6.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

It was discovered that PyCrypto incorrectly generated ElGamal key
parameters.


Impact

Attackers may be able to obtain sensitive information by reading
ciphertext data.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Gentoo has discontinued support for PyCrypto. We recommend that users
unmerge PyCrypto:
# emerge --unmerge “dev-python/pycrypto”NOTE: The Gentoo developer(s) maintaining PyCrypto have discontinued
support at this time. PyCryptodome is the canonical successor to
PyCrypto.


References

CVE-2018-6594
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