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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-2417: Programming error in py-crypto < 2.6 generate insecure ElGamal key

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-2417: Programming error in py-crypto < 2.6 generate insecure ElGamal key

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
06/16/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
09/22/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-py-crypto

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