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CVE-2008-4107

Published: 18 September 2008

The (1) rand and (2) mt_rand functions in PHP 5.2.6 do not produce cryptographically strong random numbers, which allows attackers to leverage exposures in products that rely on these functions for security-relevant functionality, as demonstrated by the password-reset functionality in Joomla! 1.5.x and WordPress before 2.6.2, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, and CVE-2008-4102.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
as of 2009-04-10, unfixed in debian with following comment:
the rand() and mt_rand() functions were never said to be cryptographically strong
AFAICT, unfixed upstream also
more information here: http://www.suspekt.org/2008/08/17/mt_srand-and-not-so-random-numbers/
Let's ignore this also.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
php5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
feisty Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
gutsy Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
hardy Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
intrepid Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
upstream Needs triage