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445685: CVE-2008-2108 PHP weak 64 bit random seed

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The GENERATE_SEED macro in PHP 4.x before 4.4.8 and 5.x before 5.2.5, when running on 64-bit systems, performs a multiplication that generates a portion of zero bits during conversion due to insufficient precision, which produces 24 bits of entropy and simplifies brute force attacks against protection mechanisms that use the rand and mt_rand functions.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2108 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) (php) RHSA-2008:0582 2008-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (php) RHSA-2008:0544 2008-07-16
Red Hat Application Stack v2 for Enterprise Linux (v.5) RHSA-2008:0505 2008-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (php) RHSA-2008:0545 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (php) RHSA-2008:0544 2008-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (php) RHSA-2008:0546 2008-07-16
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