CVE-2007-4311

2007-08-13T21:17:00
ID CVE-2007-4311
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2011-05-25T04:00:00

Description

The xfer_secondary_pool function in drivers/char/random.c in the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.35 performs reseed operations on only the first few bytes of a buffer, which might make it easier for attackers to predict the output of the random number generator, related to incorrect use of the sizeof operator.