[Full-disclosure] Ubuntu: reseed(8), random.org, and HTTP request
noloader at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 05:04:23 BST 2011
Ubuntu's reseed(8) can be used to seed the PRNG state of a host. The
script is run when the package installed, and anytime su executes the
reseed(8) performs a unsecured HTTP request to random.org for its
bits, despite random.org offering HTTPS services.
The Ubuntu Security Team took no interest when contacted by email (no
reply); the point of contact listed in the man pages took no interest
when contacted by email (no reply); and a launcher bug report was not
acted upon (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/reseed/+bug/804594).
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