rhel 7
crypto weakness #24


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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 crypto weakness.

	if (TEST_FAIL())
		return NULL;

	type = aes_get_evp_cipher(len);
	if (type == NULL)
		return NULL;

	ctx = EVP_CIPHER_CTX_new();
	if (ctx == NULL)
		return NULL;
	if (EVP_DecryptInit_ex(ctx, type, NULL, key, NULL) != 1) {
		return NULL;
	EVP_CIPHER_CTX_set_padding(ctx, 0);
	return ctx;

void aes_decrypt(void *ctx, const u8 *crypt, u8 *plain)
	EVP_CIPHER_CTX *c = ctx;
	int plen = 16;
	if (EVP_DecryptUpdate(c, plain, &plen, crypt, 16) != 1) {
		wpa_printf(MSG_ERROR, "OpenSSL: EVP_DecryptUpdate failed: %s",
			   ERR_error_string(ERR_get_error(), NULL));

void aes_decrypt_deinit(void *ctx)
	EVP_CIPHER_CTX *c = ctx;
	u8 buf[16];
	int len = sizeof(buf);
	if (EVP_DecryptFinal_ex(c, buf, &len) != 1) {
		wpa_printf(MSG_ERROR, "OpenSSL: EVP_DecryptFinal_ex failed: "
			   "%s", ERR_error_string(ERR_get_error(), NULL));
	if (len != 0) {
		wpa_printf(MSG_ERROR, "OpenSSL: Unexpected padding length %d "
			   "in AES decrypt", len);


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