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

Date 24 Jun 2012
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
June 24, 2012                          https://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: https://www.debian.org/security/

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