Bug 1811069 (CVE-2019-10064) - CVE-2019-10064 hostapd: Not preventig the use of low quality PRNG in EAP mode leads to insufficient entropy
Summary: CVE-2019-10064 hostapd: Not preventig the use of low quality PRNG in EAP mode...
Alias: CVE-2019-10064
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1811039
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Reported: 2020-03-06 14:31 UTC by Michael Kaplan
Modified: 2021-02-16 20:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-03-27 06:45:22 UTC

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Description Michael Kaplan 2020-03-06 14:31:57 UTC
hostapd before 2.6, in EAP mode, makes calls to the rand() and random() standard library functions without any preceding srand() or srandom() call, which results in inappropriate use of deterministic values. This was fixed in conjunction with CVE-2016-10743.

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Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2020-03-27 06:44:21 UTC

This issue is only triggered with WPS pin needs to be generated and there is no /dev/urandom device. Such a scenario should not be possible in a typical server configuration, and may be a case in case of IoT or embedded devices. Therefore marking Red Hat Products as not affected.

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