[tbb-bugs] #13169 [Tor Browser]: Make SSP use Windows-specifc RNG

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#13169: Make SSP use Windows-specifc RNG
     Reporter:  mikeperry    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-security
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 > It looks like it is trying to use the Windows crypto provider instead of
 /dev/urandom? Is that correct?


 > What is this patch applying to? gcc or binutils?


 In Windows you can to create any directories for any disks(C:, D:, .. Z:),
 only system directories (Windows directory, Program files, etc) are
 protected. Any process with privileges of any standard user can to create
 C:\dev\urandom file and to fill it by any stuff.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13169#comment:4>
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