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Secunia Security Advisory 49263

Secunia Security Advisory 49263
Posted May 25, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A weakness has been reported in PyCrypto, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct brute force attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49263

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TITLE:
PyCrypto ElGamal Key Generation Weakness

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49263

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49263/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49263

RELEASE DATE:
2012-05-25

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49263/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49263/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49263

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
A weakness has been reported in PyCrypto, which can be exploited by
malicious people to conduct brute force attacks.

The weakness is caused due to an error when generating keys using the
ElGamal scheme which may result in a reduced key space and can be
exploited to derive the private key.

The weakness is reported in versions 2.5 and prior.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.6.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Legrandin.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://github.com/dlitz/pycrypto/blob/373ea760f21701b162e8c4912a66928ee30d401a/ChangeLog

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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