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CVE-2011-0766

Published: 31 May 2011

The random number generator in the Crypto application before 2.0.2.2, and SSH before 2.0.5, as used in the Erlang/OTP ssh library before R14B03, uses predictable seeds based on the current time, which makes it easier for remote attackers to guess DSA host and SSH session keys.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
erlang
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1:14.b.3-dfsg-2, 1:15.b.1-dfsg-3)
Patches:
Other: https://github.com/erlang/otp/commit/f228601de45c5b53241b103af6616453c50885a5

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
Debian squeeze has fix in 1:14.a-dfsg-3squeeze1
mdeslaur
erlang-ssh in in universe in lucid and natty. Patch only
adds new functions to crypto library, doesn't change existing
ones, so downgrading priority.
Backport is difficult due to appup changes.

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