CVE-2009-3238

Published: 18 September 2009

The get_random_int function in drivers/char/random.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30 produces insufficiently random numbers, which allows attackers to predict the return value, and possibly defeat protection mechanisms based on randomization, via vectors that leverage the function's tendency to "return the same value over and over again for long stretches of time."

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.30~rc5)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8a0a9bd4db63bc45e3017bedeafbd88d0eb84d02
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.30~rc5)