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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-6594: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2018-977)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-6594: Security patch for python-crypto (ALAS-2018-977)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/03/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/25/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

lib/Crypto/PublicKey/ElGamal.py in PyCrypto through 2.6.1 generates weak ElGamal key parameters, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext data (i.e., it does not have semantic security in face of a ciphertext-only attack). The Decisional Diffie-Hellman (DDH) assumption does not hold for PyCrypto's ElGamal implementation.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-python-crypto

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