Debian: DSA-2781-1: python-crypto security update

    Date18 Oct 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A cryptographic vulnerability was discovered in the pseudo random number generator in python-crypto. In some situations, a race condition could prevent the reseeding of the
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2781-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
    October 18, 2013                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : python-crypto
    Vulnerability  : PRNG not correctly reseeded in some situations
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1445
    Debian Bug     : 
    
    A cryptographic vulnerability was discovered in the pseudo random number
    generator in python-crypto.
    
    In some situations, a race condition could prevent the reseeding of the
    generator when multiple processes are forked from the same parent. This would
    lead it to generate identical output on all processes, which might leak
    sensitive values like cryptographic keys.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-2+squeeze2.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6-4+deb7u3.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.1-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.1-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your python-crypto packages.
    
    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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