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CVE-2012-4571

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Overview

Python Keyring 0.9.1 does not securely initialize the cipher when encrypting passwords for CryptedFileKeyring files, which makes it easier for local users to obtain passwords via a brute-force attack.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1634-1
Posted Nov 20, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1634-1 - Dwayne Litzenberger discovered that Python Keyring's CryptedFileKeyring file format used weak cryptography. A local attacker may use this issue to brute-force CryptedFileKeyring keyring files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was discovered that Python Keyring created keyring files with insecure permissions. A local attacker could use this issue to access keyring files belonging to other users. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, local, python
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-4571, CVE-2012-4571
MD5 | b217ada3ab3a4f3bb1f6a95cd70cd4f1
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