Medium: python-crypto

2014-09-14T16:19:00
ID ALAS-2012-086
Type amazon
Reporter Amazon
Modified 2014-09-14T16:19:00

Description

Issue Overview:

PyCrypto before 2.6 does not produce appropriate prime numbers when using an ElGamal scheme to generate a key, which reduces the signature space or public key space and makes it easier for attackers to conduct brute force attacks to obtain the private key.

Affected Packages:

python-crypto

Issue Correction:
Run yum update python-crypto to update your system.

New Packages:

i686:  
    python-crypto-2.3-6.5.amzn1.i686  
    python-crypto-debuginfo-2.3-6.5.amzn1.i686

src:  
    python-crypto-2.3-6.5.amzn1.src

x86_64:  
    python-crypto-debuginfo-2.3-6.5.amzn1.x86_64  
    python-crypto-2.3-6.5.amzn1.x86_64