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Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:10:38 +0000
From: Tim Brown <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel + devtmpfs automount == insecure /dev/{,u}random mode

On Wednesday 13 Mar 2013 08:35:54 wrote:


> The obvious fix is to create these devices with mode 0644,
> so only root will be able to re-initialize the entropy pool.

On Debian at least:


> Possibly, this even deserves a CVE to be assigned...

Tim Brown

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