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Debian vulnerability has widespread effects

Debian vulnerability has widespread effects

Posted May 15, 2008 8:56 UTC (Thu) by IkeTo (subscriber, #2122)
In reply to: Debian vulnerability has widespread effects by cpeterso
Parent article: Debian vulnerability has widespread effects

> Shouldn't it rely on the underlying operating
> system's secure RNG (for those that have one, which includes Debian)?


It does (see crypto/rand/rand_unix.c in openssl source code).  But there gotta be some way in
which the random bytes obtained via various system-dependent methods to be put into one
coherent interface so that the remaining system independent code can use them.


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