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USN-3616-2: Python Crypto vulnerability

9 April 2018

Python Crypto could expose sensitive information.



  • python-crypto - cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python


USN-3616-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python Crypto. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 12.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-3616-1: python3-crypto, python-crypto, python-crypto-doc