CVE-2008-2107

NameCVE-2008-2107
DescriptionThe GENERATE_SEED macro in PHP 4.x before 4.4.8 and 5.x before 5.2.5, when running on 32-bit systems, performs a multiplication using values that can produce a zero seed in rare circumstances, which allows context-dependent attackers to predict subsequent values of the rand and mt_rand functions and possibly bypass protection mechanisms that rely on an unknown initial seed.
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ReferencesDSA-1789-1
NVD severityhigh

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php5sourceetch5.2.0+dfsg-8+etch15DSA-1789-1
php5sourcelenny5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny3DSA-1789-1
php5source(unstable)5.2.2-1low

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