Originally Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

PGP 5.0 Key Generation Flaw

A flaw has been found in the randomness gathering code of PGP 5. PGP 5 will, under certain well-defined circumstances, generate public/private key pairs with no or only a small amount of randomness. Anyway, this is a rare case.