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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.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

It was discovered that Python-RSA incorrectly handled certain ciphertexts.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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.

References

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