9 Dec 2008 randombit   » (Journeyer)

On Syllable's /dev/random

Inspired by the recent FreeBSD arc4random vulnerability, I've been taking a look at the random number generators used by various libraries and operating systems. So far, problems in the JUCE C++ library and in the GNU Classpath PRNG have been identified. (I also checked out Mozilla's NSS, but did not spot any major flaws in that implementation.)

Syllable is a desktop OS based on AtheOS that provides what seems like a pretty decent desktop experience along with POSIX APIs and the GNU toolchain. My initial interest in the project was to get it installed under KVM and port my project botan to it.


Syndicated 2008-12-09 18:20:36 from Jack Lloyd

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