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

Comment by Reader zagam

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Linux is correct in that it uses a device file. This is the Unix way. To control access to resources everything should be a device file.

You can control who dumps entropy with group write access. However, it looks like any one can in Debian:

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 9 Jun 15 12:17 /dev/urandom

The ioctl(2) is just a side band of those files.

Need to bind mount more for the chroot or use containers.

| Posted on 2016-06-15 at 04:34:17 UTC by Reader zagam | Reply to This

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