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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] OpenSSL TLSv1+ regression in wget-1.16

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] OpenSSL TLSv1+ regression in wget-1.16
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:19:48 +0100
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Am Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2014, 12:36:33 schrieb Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas:
> Hi,
> Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
> > we should also hide --rand-egd from wget --help and do not accept this
> > option when HAVE_RAND_EGD is not set.
> I thought about that and took the lazy approach: the option is still
> available even if gnutls is used, even though it's a nop.  Why then
> change the interface if libressl is used instead of openssl/gnutls?
> Or maybe this was merely overlooked and openssl should really be
> a special case here, dunno.

IMHO, we should accept --rand-egd to not introduce regressions.
But instead of silently ignoring the users demand, we should print a warning 
about the LibreSSL/RAND_egd() issue. Maybe saying, that a modern /dev/random 
is more secure than the EGD ?

It would not be nice if someone loses security without being warned.

> Or... another alternative would be to get rid of RAND_egd altogether,
> with --egd-file staying for compat for a few releases. :)

The question here is, where and in which way is EGD still useful !?
Maybe it is already obsolete on very most systems ?
We should keep this in mind for 1.17+.


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