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CVE-2008-0166 Detail


OpenSSL 0.9.8c-1 up to versions before 0.9.8g-9 on Debian-based operating systems uses a random number generator that generates predictable numbers, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute force guessing attacks against cryptographic keys.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/13/2008)

Not vulnerable. This flaw was caused by a third-party vendor patch to the OpenSSL library. This patch has never been used by Red Hat, and this issue therefore does not affect any Fedora, Red Hat, or upstream supplied OpenSSL packages.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://metasploit.com/users/hdm/tools/debian-openssl/ Broken Link 
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=48367252.7070603%40shemesh.biz&forum_name=rsyncrypto-devel Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1571 Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1576 Mailing List  Patch 
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/925211 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/492112/100/0/threaded Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29179 Broken Link  Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020017 Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-1 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-2 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-3 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-4 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-612-7 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-137A.html Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42375 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5622 Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5632 Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5720 Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-338 Use of Cryptographically Weak Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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