ValiCert Enterprise Validation Authority for Solaris Weak Session Token Vulnerability

Valicert Enterprise Validation Authority generates a random token when it communicates with Hardware Security Modules. The token is generated with a call to the C rand() function, after it is seeded with the local system time.

System time is reasonably predictable, and does not provide a high level of entropy. As a result, an attacker able to predict the system time or view some generated tokens may be able to predict future tokens.

This weakness exists in only the Solaris version of Validation Authority.


 

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