CVE-2008-5162 Detail

Current Description

The arc4random function in the kernel in FreeBSD 6.3 through 7.1 does not have a proper entropy source for a short time period immediately after boot, which makes it easier for attackers to predict the function's return values and conduct certain attacks against the GEOM framework and various network protocols, related to the Yarrow random number generator.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-08:11.arc4random.asc Vendor Advisory 
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021276
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32447

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5162
NVD Published Date:
11/26/2008
NVD Last Modified:
12/03/2008
Source:
MITRE