Re: [DSA 1605-1] DNS vulnerability impact on the libc stub resolver
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 19:25:17 +0200
Moritz Muehlenhoff <email@example.com> wrote:
> The Linux kernel implements UDP source port randomisation since 2.6.24:
> | This patch causes UDP port allocation to be randomized like TCP.
> | The earlier code would always choose same port (ie first empty list).
I met Yoshifuji (Usagi - IPv6 for Linux kernel - maintainer) and
asked him this issue, he said "I'm not sure about cryptography,
it's not so strong randomization, but 'better than nothing', I think".
Hideki Yamane henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp