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bug#22202: 24.5; SECURITY ISSUE -- Emacs Server vulnerable to random num
bug#22202: 24.5; SECURITY ISSUE -- Emacs Server vulnerable to random number generator attack on Windows systems
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:44:18 +0000
>> >> What Demetri has just described is what I would do.
>> >Now I'm confused: do what?
>> As I understand it: Provide a function callable from lisp that returns
>> a cryptographically secure sequence of random bytes, of a specified
>> length. Use that function to generate the server secret.
> That's what my patch does.
A separate function from "random".
>> >We still need to support 'random' with an
>> >argument, so we cannot get rid of seeding a PRNG with a known value.
>> >And I didn't want to remove srandom.
>> Given the above, we could leave "random", etc., as they are, or we
>> could use a better PRNG and/or seed with system entropy. It would
>> no longer be tied up with this issue report.
> Patches welcome, as I said already.
You asked me a question.