Debian: DSA-2502-1: python-crypto security update

    Date24 Jun 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that that the ElGamal code in PythonCrypto, a collection of cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python used insecure insufficient prime numbers in key generation, which lead to a weakened signature or public key space, allowing easier brute force
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2502-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    June 24, 2012                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : python-crypto
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2417
    
    It was discovered that that the ElGamal code in PythonCrypto, a 
    collection of cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python used 
    insecure insufficient prime numbers in key generation, which lead to a 
    weakened signature or public key space, allowing easier brute force 
    attacks on such keys.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-2+squeeze1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages. After 
    installing this update, previously generated keys need to be regenerated.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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