Debian: New Openssl Packages Fix Predictable Random Number Generator

    Date13 May 2008
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Luciano Bello discovered that the random number generator in Debian's openssl package is predictable. This is caused by an incorrect Debian-specific change to the openssl package (CVE-2008-0166). As a result, cryptographic key material may be guessable.

    For anyone using Debian-based systems, please read on for further information on this important matter. 'Predictable' is one word you never want to use to describe OpenSSL.

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