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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:53:53 -0500
From: Raphael Geissert <>
Cc: George Argyros <>,
 Aggelos Kiayias <>,
 Vladimir Vorontsov <>,
 gifts <>,
 Anthony Ferrara <>,
 Pierre Joye <>
Subject: Re: Randomness Attacks Against PHP Applications

On Sunday 23 September 2012 00:14:47 Solar Designer wrote:
> > I agree too that education is important. This is something that we
> > came to an agreement with the PHP team (for example that additional
> > information is needed on the mt_rand manual). However, as pointed out
> > nothing has changed yet (the conversations between us and the PHP team
> > took place in March/April).
> Did PHP 5.4's change of session IDs (vs. 5.3's) occur before or after
> your conversations with them?

If you are referring to using /dev/urandom for entropy by default, it was 
changed because of:

in 2010.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer -

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