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CVE-2012-6124 Detail

Current Description

A casting error in Chicken before 4.8.0 on 64-bit platform caused the random number generator to return a constant value. NOTE: the vendor states "This function wasn't used for security purposes (and is advertised as being unsuitable)."

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/02/08/2 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-6124 Broken Link
https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/chicken-hackers/2012-02/msg00084.html Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2012-6124 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:call-cc:chicken:*:*:*:*:*:*:x64:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
4.8.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-6124
NVD Published Date:
10/31/2019
NVD Last Modified:
11/06/2019