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CVE-2007-4311 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.34.y.git;a=commit;h=bd67d4c7b11cc33ebdc346bc8926d255b354cd64
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.34.y.git;a=commit;h=faa3369ac2ea7feb0dd266b6a5e8d6ab153cf925
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1503
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.34.6
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.35
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25029
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2690 Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.4.34


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4311
NVD Published Date:
08/13/2007
NVD Last Modified:
05/25/2011