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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2012-86) (CVE-2012-2417)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2012-86) (CVE-2012-2417)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
06/16/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

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)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto-debuginfo

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto-debuginfo

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