CVE-2015-9019

NameCVE-2015-9019
DescriptionIn libxslt 1.1.29 and earlier, the EXSLT math.random function was not initialized with a random seed during startup, which could cause usage of this function to produce predictable outputs.
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 Bugs859796

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxslt (PTS)jessie1.1.28-2+deb8u3vulnerable
jessie (security)1.1.28-2+deb8u2vulnerable
stretch1.1.29-2.1vulnerable
buster, sid1.1.32-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxsltsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant859796

Notes

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=758400
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=934119
There's no indication that math.random() in intended to ensure cryptographic
randomness requirements. Proper seeding needs to happen in the application
using libxslt.

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