Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

centos 7
crypto weakness #295


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.

Warning code(s):

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 7 crypto weakness.


#ifndef NeXT
/* NeXT doesn't ifdef this out for some reason */
char *months[] =
	{ "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug",
	  "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec" };

main(argc, argv)
	int argc;
	char **argv;
	extern int errno, optind;
	extern char *optarg, **environ;
	struct timeval tp;
	struct tm *ttp;
	struct group *gr;
	register int ch;
	register char *p;
	int ask, fflag, hflag, pflag, cnt;
	int quietlog, passwd_req, ioctlval, timedout();
	char *domain, *salt, *envinit[1], *ttyn, *pp;
	char tbuf[MAXPATHLEN + 2], tname[sizeof(_PATH_TTY) + 10];
	char *ctime(), *ttyname(), *stypeof(), *crypt(), *getpass();
	time_t time();
	off_t lseek();

	(void)signal(SIGALRM, timedout);
	(void)signal(SIGQUIT, SIG_IGN);
	(void)signal(SIGINT, SIG_IGN);
	(void)setpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0, 0);
#ifndef NeXT
	(void)quota(Q_SETUID, 0, 0, 0);

	 * -p is used by getty to tell login not to destroy the environment
 	 * -f is used to skip a second login authentication
	 * -h is used by other servers to pass the name of the remote
	 *    host to login so that it may be placed in utmp and wtmp
	(void)gethostname(tbuf, sizeof(tbuf));
	domain = index(tbuf, '.');

	fflag = hflag = pflag = 0;
	passwd_req = 1;
	while ((ch = getopt(argc, argv, "fh:p")) != EOF)
		switch (ch) { 

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