Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

rhel 7
crypto weakness #6


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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 crypto weakness.

 				  u8 *out, size_t *outlen)
	return pkcs1_encrypt(1, (struct crypto_rsa_key *) key,
			     1, in, inlen, out, outlen);

void crypto_public_key_free(struct crypto_public_key *key)
	crypto_rsa_free((struct crypto_rsa_key *) key);

void crypto_private_key_free(struct crypto_private_key *key)
	crypto_rsa_free((struct crypto_rsa_key *) key);

int crypto_public_key_decrypt_pkcs1(struct crypto_public_key *key,
				    const u8 *crypt, size_t crypt_len,
				    u8 *plain, size_t *plain_len)
	return pkcs1_decrypt_public_key((struct crypto_rsa_key *) key,
					crypt, crypt_len, plain, plain_len);

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