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

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If an application knows it is going to chroot it's child away from accessing /dev/urandom, why doesn't the parent take responsibility to provide a named pipe in the chroot environment?

Part of the problem also seems to be that to be a drop-in replacement to OpenSSL requires leaving the API the way it is. Hopefully if LibreSSL gain popularity, they will be able to revise the API to include such things as being able to specify the entropy quality where the calling app decides if a scary function is an acceptable source of entropy or not.

| Posted on 2014-07-17 at 04:40:40 UTC by Anonymous | Reply to This

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