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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2019-1549: openssl: information disclosure in fork()

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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2019-1549: openssl: information disclosure in fork()

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
09/10/2019
Created
12/30/2020
Added
12/29/2020
Modified
12/29/2020

Description

OpenSSL 1.1.1 introduced a rewritten random number generator (RNG). This was intended to include protection in the event of a fork() system call in order to ensure that the parent and child processes did not share the same RNG state. However this protection was not being used in the default case. A partial mitigation for this issue is that the output from a high precision timer is mixed into the RNG state so the likelihood of a parent and child process sharing state is significantly reduced. If an application already calls OPENSSL_init_crypto() explicitly using OPENSSL_INIT_ATFORK then this problem does not occur at all. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1d (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1c).

Solution(s)

  • linuxrpm-upgrade-redhat-coreos

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