Re: [OpenID] OpenID/Debian PRNG/DNS Cache poisoning advisory

From: Ben Laurie <>
To: Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) <>
Cc:,,OpenID List <>,,
Subject: Re: [OpenID] OpenID/Debian PRNG/DNS Cache poisoning advisory

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.)
<> wrote:
> This affects any web site and service provider of various natures. It's not
> exclusive for OpenID nor for any other protocol / standard / service! It may
> affect an OpenID provider if it uses a compromised key in combination with
> unpatched DNS servers. I don't understand why OpenID is singled out, since
> it can potentially affect any web site including Google's various services
> (if Google would have used Debian systems to create their private keys).

OpenID is "singled out" because I am not talking about a potential
problem but an actual problem.

We have spotted other actual problems in other services. Details will
be forthcoming at appropriate times.

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