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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:25:38 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: CVE request for saltstack

On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 11:06:10AM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> So someone pointed this out to me:
>      priv = '{0}.pem'.format(base)
>      pub = '{0}.pub'.format(base)
> -    gen = RSA.gen_key(keysize, 1, callback=lambda x, y, z: None)
> +    gen = RSA.gen_key(keysize, 65537, callback=lambda x, y, z: None)
>      cumask = os.umask(191)
>      gen.save_key(priv, None)
>      os.umask(cumask)
> This is using the M2Crypto.RSA.
> TL;DR: doing RSA crypto with a public exponent value of "1" makes crypto
> very fast. Fast is not always good.
> Can we get a CVE for this please?

Duplicate CVE request, with wrong rationale this time (hilarious, though)?


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