There was random number generator vulnerability in Debian OpenSSL package and similar packages in derived distributions such as Ubuntu / others. Many of our regular readers would like to know:
Can bug present in the Debian OpenSSL packages affect Red Hat / FreeBSD / CentOS Linux workstation / server users?
Short answer, yes.
All keys generated using Debian OpenSSL package must be replaced on other system including FreeBSD / CentOS / RHEL etc as all keys considered as compromized. OpenSSL, OpenSSH and OpenVPN are badly effected. For example, if you use OpenSSH key to get into other Linux / UNIX servers and if key-pair is generated with a vulnerable OpenSSL library, you are at the risk as the key can be reproduced easily.
Bottom, line you need to update keys on other boxes too.Tweet itFacebook itGoogle+ itPDF itFound an error/typo on this page?