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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.8 6.8
CVE Id CVE-2007-4311
Last Modified 25 May 2011 12:00:00
Published 13 Aug 2007 05:17:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2007-4311

Summary

The xfer_secondary_pool function in drivers/char/random.c in the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.35 performs reseed operations on only the first few bytes of a buffer, which might make it easier for attackers to predict the output of the random number generator, related to incorrect use of the sizeof operator.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.4.34


References

VUPEN - ADV-2007-2690

BID - 25029

CONFIRM - http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.35

CONFIRM - http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.34.6

DEBIAN - DSA-1503

SECUNIA - 29058

CONFIRM - http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.34.y.git;a=commit;h=faa3369ac2ea7feb0dd266b6a5e8d6ab153cf925

CONFIRM - http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.34.y.git;a=commit;h=bd67d4c7b11cc33ebdc346bc8926d255b354cd64


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