Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 15:23:53 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE Request -- perl-Crypt-DSA -- Cryptographically insecure method used for random numbers generation on systems without /dev/random Please use CVE-2011-3599 for this. Thanks. -- JB ----- Original Message ----- > Hello Josh, Steve, vendors, > > it has been reported that Crypt::DSA, a Perl module for DSA > signatures and key generation, used cryptographically weak / insecure > method for random numbers generation on systems, where /dev/random > file > was not present. Due this flaw an attacker could be able to discover > some portions of / whole secret DSA key, which has been created on > such > system. > > References: >  http://secunia.com/advisories/46275/ >  https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=71421 >  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=743567 > > Proposed upstream patch is to remove the affected fallback code part: >  https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=71421#txn-984052 > (though not approved yet) > > Could you allocate a CVE id for this? > > Thank you && Regards, Jan. > -- > Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team >
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