Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

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Upstream information

CVE-2012-2417 at MITRE


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.

NVD CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.30 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

SUSE information

Note from the SUSE Security Team

python-crypto is only included starting SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and will receive updates for this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 764127 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
  • python-crypto >= 2.0.1-28.20.1
SAT Patch Nr: 6478
openSUSE 11.4
  • python-crypto >= 2.3-6.1
  • python-crypto-debuginfo >= 2.3-6.1