Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-Net_SSLeay (MDKSA-2006:023)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered that the perl Net::SSLeay
module used the file /tmp/entropy as a fallback entropy source if a
proper source was not set via the environment variable EGD_PATH. This
could potentially lead to weakened cryptographic operations if an
attacker was able to provide a /tmp/entropy file with known content.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Net_SSLeay package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20817 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-023.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0106

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