Use of Insufficiently Random Values Affecting openssl Open this link in a new tab package, versions <1.1.1d-r1

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How to fix?

Upgrade Alpine:3.13 openssl to version 1.1.1d-r1 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream openssl package. See How to fix? for Alpine:3.13 relevant versions.

OpenSSL 1.1.1 introduced a rewritten random number generator (RNG). This was intended to include protection in the event of a fork() system call in order to ensure that the parent and child processes did not share the same RNG state. However this protection was not being used in the default case. A partial mitigation for this issue is that the output from a high precision timer is mixed into the RNG state so the likelihood of a parent and child process sharing state is significantly reduced. If an application already calls OPENSSL_init_crypto() explicitly using OPENSSL_INIT_ATFORK then this problem does not occur at all. Fixed in OpenSSL 1.1.1d (Affected 1.1.1-1.1.1c).