[SATLUG] Debian Vulnerability (incl. Ubuntu)

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Wed May 14 10:33:43 CDT 2008


That's a different vulnerability altogether...the Debian one has to do with
the "not-so-random" random number generator and brute-forcing keys.

Ernest

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 4:51 AM, Al Castanoli <afcasta at satx.rr.com> wrote:

> I saw this [1] on the Sun/Solaris weekly alerts mailing list, and
> backtracked it to the CVE [2].  The CVE is still preliminary and has not
> been formally released.
>
> I've acted upon preliminary CVEs before and later found out a simpler
> solution was possible.  I'm holding off on changing my production
> servers until the final CVE gets released.
>
> [1] http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-237444-1
> [2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1483
>
> Al Castanoli
>
>
> On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 10:07 -0700, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> >
> http://www.smbtechadvice.com/2008/05/debian-security-advisory-openssl.html
> >
> > Check it out...
> >
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Ernest de Leon
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"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." - A common 18th Century sentiment
voiced by Benjamin Franklin

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his
government." - Edward Abbey

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -
Edmund Burke, English statesman and political philosopher (1729-1797)


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