Uses too much entropy (Debian Bug #343085)

Marc Haber mh+gnutls-devel at
Fri Jan 4 21:18:36 CET 2008

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 08:40:44PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Interesting, 235/8=29.375 bytes.  The minimum randomness needed per TLS
> session would be 28 bytes for client hello random_bytes plus 46 bytes
> for the PreMasterSecret (if RSA is used for key exchange).  If openssl
> is using /dev/urandom, I think it is overly optimistic about the quality
> of that data.

I suspect that it only uses data from /dev/u?random to seed its own


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