|Bugzilla:||1072191: CVE-2014-0017 libssh: Improper initialization of PRNG after fork()|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The RAND_bytes function in libssh before 0.6.3, when forking is enabled, does not properly reset the state of the OpenSSL pseudo-random number generator (PRNG), which causes the state to be shared between children processes and allows local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging a pid collision.
Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of libssh2 package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
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Red Hat would like to thank Aris Adamantiadis for reporting this issue.
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