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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2013-243) (CVE-2013-1445)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2013-243) (CVE-2013-1445)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/26/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The Crypto.Random.atfork function in PyCrypto before 2.6.1 does not properly reseed the pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) before allowing a child process to access it, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information by leveraging a race condition in which a child process is created and accesses the PRNG within the same rate-limit period as another process.

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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