DescriptionThe (1) rand and (2) mt_rand functions in PHP 5.2.6 do not produce cryptographically strong random numbers, which allows attackers to leverage exposures in products that rely on these functions for security-relevant functionality, as demonstrated by the password-reset functionality in Joomla! 1.5.x and WordPress before 2.6.2, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2107, CVE-2008-2108, and CVE-2008-4102.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs500087

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
php5 (PTS)wheezy5.4.45-0+deb7u2vulnerable
wheezy (security)5.4.45-0+deb7u12vulnerable
jessie (security)5.6.33+dfsg-0+deb8u1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


the rand() and mt_rand() functions were never said to be cryptographically strong

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