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openwsman: generates error

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2


When a user tries to create a selfsigned certificate for an openwsman server using the script, the script gathers all the user provided information and finally fails with the following error message:

Cannot write random bytes:
139974501831104:error:2407007A:random number generator:RAND_write_file:Not a regular file:crypto/rand/randfile.c:183:Filename=/dev/random


Comment out the RANDFILE parameters inside /etc/openwsman/ssleay.cnf and /etc/openwsman/

This issue is resolved in the openwsman update SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-SP2-2020-2659 (released Sep 16 2020)


The random number generator has been redesigned in openssl-1.1.1, it automatically reseeds itself using trusted system entropy resources, so setting RANDFILE is no longer necessary and its use is discouraged.
openwsman has not yet adopted this change in its config files.


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  • Document ID:000019729
  • Creation Date: 23-Oct-2020
  • Modified Date:23-Oct-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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