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USN-3616-1: Python Crypto vulnerability

3 April 2018

Python Crypto could expose sensitive information.



  • python-crypto - cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python


It was discovered that Python Crypto incorrectly generated ElGamal key
parameters. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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