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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Python Crypto vulnerability
10 April 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-6594
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USN-3616-2: Python Crypto vulnerability
9 April 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Python Crypto could expose sensitive information.
o python-crypto - cryptographic algorithms and protocols for Python
USN-3616-1 fixed a vulnerability in Python Crypto. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Python Crypto incorrectly generated ElGamal key
parameters. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
python-crypto - 2.4.1-1ubuntu0.3
python3-crypto - 2.4.1-1ubuntu0.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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