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Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:27:28 -0600
From: Raphael Geissert <>
Cc: Marc Deslauriers <>,
Subject: Re: CVE Request: Python keyring

On Friday 05 October 2012 15:21:57 Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> Hello,
> Python keyring before 0.9.1 was using the user-supplied password
> insecurely.
> From the 0.9.1 changelog:
> CryptedFileKeyring now uses PBKDF2 to derive the key from the user's
> password and a random hash. The IV is chosen randomly as well. All the
> stored passwords are encrypted at once. Any keyrings using the old
> format will be automatically converted to the new format (but will no
> longer be compatible with 0.9 and earlier). The user's password is no
> longer limited to 32 characters. PyCrypto 2.5 or greater is now required
> for this keyring.
> See:

Could a CVE id be assigned please?

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer -

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