82279 : PyCrypto ElGamal Scheme Key Generation Brute Force Weakness
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-05-24

Description

PyCrypto contains a flaw that is triggered when generating keys with the ElGamal scheme, that may allow an attacker to more easily compromise a system.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Cryptographic
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Dwayne C. Litzenberger
PyCrypto
2.5

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-06-18 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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