centos 6
crypto weakness #347


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 Centos 6 crypto weakness.

 	 * gives 16 bytes.
	int pmk_len;

	/** State of EAPOL-Key handshaking */
	enum wpa_state state;

	/** Replay counter for this association
	 * This stores the replay counter value for the most recent
	 * packet we've accepted. It is initially initialised to ~0 to
	 * show we'll accept anything.
	u64 replay;

	/** Mask of valid keys after authentication success
	 * If the PTK is not valid, the GTK should be used for both
	 * unicast and multicast decryption; if the GTK is not valid,
	 * multicast packets cannot be decrypted.
	enum wpa_keymask valid;

	/** The cipher to use for unicast RX and all TX */
	enum net80211_crypto_alg crypt;

	/** The cipher to use for broadcast and multicast RX */
	enum net80211_crypto_alg gcrypt;

	/** The Pairwise Transient Key derived from the handshake */
	struct wpa_ptk ptk;

	/** The Group Transient Key derived from the handshake */
	struct wpa_gtk gtk;

	/** Authenticator-provided nonce */
	u8 Anonce[WPA_NONCE_LEN];

	/** Supplicant-generated nonce (that's us) */
	u8 Snonce[WPA_NONCE_LEN];

	/** Whether we should refrain from generating another SNonce */
	int have_Snonce;

	/** Data in WPA or RSN IE from AP's beacon frame */
	void *ap_rsn_ie;

	/** Length of @a ap_rsn_ie */
	int ap_rsn_ie_len;

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