[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: python-crypto-2.6-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-05-26 03:16:03

Name        : python-crypto
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2.6
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://www.pycrypto.org/
Summary     : Cryptography library for Python
Description :
PyCrypto is a collection of both secure hash functions (such as MD5 and
SHA), and various encryption algorithms (AES, DES, RSA, ElGamal, etc.).

Update Information:

This update, to the current upstream pycrypto release, includes a number of regular bug fixes plus a security fix for CVE-2012-2417 (insecure ElGamal key generation). Anyone using ElGamal keys should generate new keys as soon as practical (any additional information about this bug will be tracked at https://bugs.launchpad.net/pycrypto/+bug/985164).


* Thu May 24 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> - 2.6-1
- Update to 2.6
  - Fix insecure ElGamal key generation (launchpad bug #985164, CVE-2012-2417)
  - Huge documentation cleanup
  - Added more tests, including test vectors from NIST 800-38A
  - Remove broken MODE_PGP, which never actually worked properly
  - A new mode, MODE_OPENPGP, has been added for people wishing to write
    OpenPGP implementations (see also launchpad bug #996814)
  - Fix: getPrime with invalid input causes Python to abort with fatal error
    (launchpad bug #988431)
  - Fix: Segfaults within error-handling paths (launchpad bug #934294)
  - Fix: Block ciphers allow empty string as IV (launchpad bug #997464)
  - Fix DevURandomRNG to work with Python3's new I/O stack
  - Remove automagic dependencies on libgmp and libmpir; let the caller
    disable them using args
  - Many other minor bug fixes and improvements
- Drop upstream patches

  [ 1 ] Bug #825162 - CVE-2012-2417 python-crypto: Insecure ElGamal key generation

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update python-crypto' at the command line.
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