Skip to Content [alt-c]

Andrew Ayer


LibreSSL's PRNG is Unsafe on Linux [Update: LibreSSL fork fix]

Comment by Andrew Ayer

Posted in reply to Comment by Reader Jayson Vantuyl.

This comment is owned by whoever posted it. I am not responsible for it in any way.

Could you clarify what you mean by "memory locks" in this context? As for checking times(), you can always make the fork detection better, and that's a good thing, but if it's not 100% you still need to provide an explicit way for the programmer to reseed.

| Posted on 2014-07-16 at 00:30:42 UTC by Andrew Ayer | Parent | Reply to This

Post a Reply

Your comment will be public. If you would like to contact me privately, please email me. Please keep your comment on-topic, polite, and comprehensible. Use the "Preview" button to make sure your comment is properly formatted. Name and email address are optional. If you specify an email address it will be kept confidential.

Post Comment

(Optional; will be published)

(Optional; will not be published)

(Optional; will be published)

  • Blank lines separate paragraphs.
  • Lines starting with ">" are indented as block quotes.
  • Lines starting with two spaces are reproduced verbatim.
  • Text surrounded by *asterisks* is italicized.
  • Text surrounded by `back ticks` is monospaced.
  • URLs are turned into links.