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Debian/Ubuntu ssh weakness found
Joined: Aug 11, 2007
May 13, 2008 12:37:00
There is a security patch out today for Debian, ubuntu, and all other distros based on debian.
In short someone 'fixed' the random number generator in the key generation code in the debian version, and did not send the patch up to the openSSL folks. The patch was bad.
This is an example of why crypto is serious, it can look fine and be used for years.
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
May 13, 2008 15:34:00
Somewhat related to the topic of open source security, a couple of links that may be of wider interest:
- advisories about open source vulnerabilities
Is Open Source Good for Security?
subject: Debian/Ubuntu ssh weakness found
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