alpine 3.6
crypto weakness #49


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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DES only supports a 56-bit keysize, which is too small given today's computers.

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


	args = argv + 1;
	ret = 1;

	while (!badarg && *args && *args[0] == '-') {
		if (!strcmp(*args, "-encrypt"))
			operation = SMIME_ENCRYPT;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-decrypt"))
			operation = SMIME_DECRYPT;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-sign"))
			operation = SMIME_SIGN;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-resign"))
			operation = SMIME_RESIGN;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-verify"))
			operation = SMIME_VERIFY;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-pk7out"))
			operation = SMIME_PK7OUT;
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-des3"))
			cipher = EVP_des_ede3_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-des"))
			cipher = EVP_des_cbc();
#ifndef OPENSSL_NO_RC2
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-rc2-40"))
			cipher = EVP_rc2_40_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-rc2-128"))
			cipher = EVP_rc2_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-rc2-64"))
			cipher = EVP_rc2_64_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-aes128"))
			cipher = EVP_aes_128_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-aes192"))
			cipher = EVP_aes_192_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-aes256"))
			cipher = EVP_aes_256_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-camellia128"))
			cipher = EVP_camellia_128_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-camellia192"))
			cipher = EVP_camellia_192_cbc();
		else if (!strcmp(*args, "-camellia256"))
			cipher = EVP_camellia_256_cbc();

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