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.
Published 2007-08-13 21:17:00
Updated 2011-05-25 04:00:00
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-4311

0.42%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 74 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-4311

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2007-4311

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2007-4311

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