The PRNG implementation for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module 1.1.1 does not perform auto-seeding during the FIPS self-test, which generates random data that is more predictable than expected and makes it easier for attackers to bypass protection mechanisms that rely on the randomness.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification
Official Statement from Red Hat (12/03/2007)
Not vulnerable. This vulnerability only affected the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module which is not enabled or used by OpenSSL in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
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