Bug 108711 - CAN-2003-0900 Perl bad random number seeding
CAN-2003-0900 Perl bad random number seeding
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-31 09:15 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-07 04:11:55 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-10-31 09:15:18 EST
Perl 5.8.1 (only) has bad random number initialisation when
forking leading to predictive random numbers, which is bad
for mod_perl and other things. 

Only affects Fedora Core as we haven't shipped 5.8.1 in other distributions.
Comment 1 Chip Turner 2003-10-31 09:41:40 EST
the 5.8.1 in fedora core 1 is patched against this

perl -le 'fork; print rand'

prints different numbers in fedora, but not stock 5.8.1
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2003-11-07 01:58:38 EST
Triage->Close
Looks like it is patched in FC1 and does not affect other releases.
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-11-07 04:11:55 EST
agreed

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