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CVE-2012-2417 at MITRE

Description

PyCrypto before 2.6 does not produce appropriate prime numbers when using an ElGamal scheme to generate a key, which reduces the signature space or public key space and makes it easier for attackers to conduct brute force attacks to obtain the private key.

NVD CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Novell/SUSE information

Note from the SUSE Security Team

python-crypto is only included starting SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and will receive updates for this problem.

Novell Bugzilla entry: 764127

SUSE Security Advisories:

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