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Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
read the announcement gpg is not affected.
openssl is bad enough!
Cryptographic weakness on Debian systems
Posted May 13, 2008 17:43 UTC (Tue) by neiljerram (subscriber, #12005)
Thanks everyone for your answers. I see now that GPG keys are in a separate space from the
ssh keys, and unaffected.
Posted May 13, 2008 21:03 UTC (Tue) by lab (subscriber, #51153)
Hmmm.. Can I just ask a stupid question - how come the OpenSSH package in Ubuntu is affected,
but not in Debian?
"A weakness has been discovered in the random number generator used by OpenSSL on Debian and
Ubuntu systems. As a result of this weakness, certain encryption keys are much more common
than they should be, such that an attacker could guess the key through a brute-force attack
given minimal knowledge of the system. This particularly affects the use of encryption keys in
Posted May 14, 2008 0:16 UTC (Wed) by cjwatson (subscriber, #7322)
It's affected in exactly the same sense (i.e. only as collateral damage) in Debian too;
unfortunately problems due to the advisory itself have made it difficult to publish an OpenSSH
update in Debian, but it should be on its way soon.
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