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Bug #14675 Security issue due to seeding random number generator
Submitted: 2008-09-21 16:09 UTC
From: cweiske Assigned: cweiske
Status: Closed Package: HTML_Crypt (version 1.3.2)
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
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 [2008-09-21 16:09 UTC] cweiske (Christian Weiske)
Description: ------------ The package lowers the security of randomly generated numbers by seeding the random number generator by itself. Please remove the [mt_]srand() call from the code. Manual seeding is not required since php 4.2.0, so this is safe. For more information, read:


 [2008-09-21 16:19 UTC] cweiske (Christian Weiske)
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been fixed in the latest released version of the package, which you can download at