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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:51:13 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: "" <>
Subject: CVE for OpenBSD random() bug?

Fix a bug where random() always returns 0 when srandom() is seeded
with 0.  Use 1 and not 0 as the first element of the state array,
similar to what glibc does.  OK nicm@

It would seem this fits into the "weaker then advertised" class of
security problem. Thoughts/comments (anyone strongly against this)?

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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