Information Exposure

Affecting gcc-4.9 package, versions *

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Overview

The std::random_device class in libstdc++ in the GNU Compiler Collection (aka GCC) before 4.9.4 does not properly handle short reads from blocking sources, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to predict the random values via unspecified vectors.

References

CVSS Score

5.3
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
CVE
CVE-2015-5276
CWE
CWE-200
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-GCC49-309186
Disclosed
17 Nov, 2015
Published
17 Nov, 2015