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|Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-07 ] Paramiko: Information disclosure
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Paramiko: Information disclosure (GLSA 200803-07)
Date: March 03, 2008
Unsafe randomness usage in Paramiko may allow access to sensitive information.
Paramiko is a Secure Shell Server implementation written in Python.
Vulnerable: < 1.7.2
Unaffected: >= 1.7.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
Dwayne C. Litzenberger reported that the file "common.py" does not properly use RandomPool when using threads or forked processes.
A remote attacker could predict the values generated by applications using Paramiko for encryption purposes, potentially gaining access to sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Paramiko users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-python/paramiko-1.7.2"