Re: Linux 2.4.29-pre2

From: Adam Heath
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 14:54:08 EST

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:

> Hi,
> Here goes the second -pre of Linux v2.4.29.

I don't know if you've been following, but it was recently discoverd that on
smp, if multiple processes read from /dev/urandom at the same time, they can
get the same data. Theodore Tytso posted a patch to fix this for 2.6, and
someone else told me this problem has existed all the way back to 1.3.

This is a security issue, and should be included in the 2.4 tree.
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