alpine 3.6
crypto weakness #15


Weakness Breakdown


This weakness involves creating non-standard or non-tested algorithms, using weak algorithms or applying cryptographic algorithms incorrectly. Algorithms that were once considered safe are commonly later found to be unsafe, as the algorithms were broken.

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The crypt functions use a poor one-way hashing algorithm; since they only accept passwords of 8 characters or fewer and only a two-byte salt, they are excessively vulnerable to dictionary attacks given today's faster computing equipment.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Alpine 3.6 crypto weakness.

         src += 16;
        dst += 16;

static void aes_decrypt(AVAES *a, uint8_t *dst, const uint8_t *src,
                        int count, uint8_t *iv, int rounds)
    while (count--) {
        addkey_s(&a->state[1], src, &a->round_key[rounds]);
        aes_crypt(a, 0, inv_sbox, dec_multbl);
        if (iv) {
            addkey_s(&a->state[0], iv, &a->state[0]);
            memcpy(iv, src, 16);
        addkey_d(dst, &a->state[0], &a->round_key[0]);
        src += 16;
        dst += 16;

void av_aes_crypt(AVAES *a, uint8_t *dst, const uint8_t *src,
                  int count, uint8_t *iv, int decrypt)
    a->crypt(a, dst, src, count, iv, a->rounds);

static void init_multbl2(uint32_t tbl[][256], const int c[4],
                         const uint8_t *log8, const uint8_t *alog8,
                         const uint8_t *sbox)
    int i;

    for (i = 0; i < 256; i++) {
        int x = sbox[i];
        if (x) {
            int k, l, m, n;
            x = log8[x];
            k = alog8[x + log8[c[0]]];
            l = alog8[x + log8[c[1]]];
            m = alog8[x + log8[c[2]]];
            n = alog8[x + log8[c[3]]];
            tbl[0][i] = AV_NE(MKBETAG(k, l, m, n), MKTAG(k, l, m, n));
            tbl[1][i] = ROT(tbl[0][i], 8);
            tbl[2][i] = ROT(tbl[0][i], 16);
            tbl[3][i] = ROT(tbl[0][i], 24);

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