FEDORA-2018-0c75cc72bc

security update in Fedora 26 for python-crypto

Status: stable a year ago

The textbook ElGamal implementation is not secure. PyCrypto and some other implementations use the wrong algorithm, which may lead to some information disclosure simply by looking at the encrypted text. For a full description, see https://github.com/dlitz/pycrypto/issues/253

This update includes a fix for this problem backported from pycryptodome.

How to install

sudo dnf upgrade --advisory=FEDORA-2018-0c75cc72bc

Comments 6

This update has been submitted for testing by pghmcfc.

This update has been pushed to testing.

This update has reached 7 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

This update has been submitted for batched by pghmcfc.

This update has been submitted for stable by bodhi.

This update has been pushed to stable.

Content Type
RPM
Status
stable
Test Gating
Submitted by
Update Type
security
Update Severity
low
Karma
0
stable threshold: 3
unstable threshold: -1
Autopush
Disabled
Dates
submitted a year ago
in testing a year ago
in stable a year ago

Related Bugs 2

00 #1542313 CVE-2018-6594 python-crypto: Weak ElGamal key parameters in PublicKey/ElGamal.py allow attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext
00 #1542314 CVE-2018-6594 python-crypto: Weak ElGamal key parameters in PublicKey/ElGamal.py allow attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading ciphertext [fedora-all]

Automated Test Results