Security Wire Weekly

Sep 5 2008   10:34AM GMT

Debian: A niche OS with a not-so-niche security flaw

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

A recently discovered flaw in the Debian version of Linux meant that any OpenSSL keys generated during the past 20 months could be guessed in a matter of hours. But does the vulnerability suggest broader security issues for Linux? Michael Cobb explores the origin of the flaw and what it means for even the non-Debian users.

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