[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] cpython: Issue #12049: Add RAND_bytes() and RAND_pseudo_bytes() functions to the ssl

Petri Lehtinen petri at digip.org
Wed May 25 12:20:12 CEST 2011

Victor Stinner wrote:
> I already patched the doc of the random module to add a security
> warning. Well, you don't really need to know how a CSPRNG is
> implemented, just that random cannot be used for security and that
> ssl.RAND_bytes() raises an error if was seeded with enough data.
> Tell me if my warning is not clear:
> .. warning::
>    The generators of the :mod:`random` module should not be used for
>    security purposes, they are not cryptographic. Use ssl.RAND_bytes()
>    if you require a cryptographically secure pseudorandom number
>    generator.

Looks good to me. Regarding style, you should probably make a link,
like :func:`ssl.RAND_bytes()`.


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