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USN-4478-1: Python-RSA vulnerability

31 August 2020

Python-RSA could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • python-rsa - Pure-Python RSA implementation (Python 2)


It was discovered that Python-RSA incorrectly handled certain ciphertexts.
An 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 14.04

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