alpine 3.6
crypto weakness #81

The use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm.

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Weakness Breakdown


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.

File Name:

./src/Linux-PAM-1.3.0/modules/pam_unix/bigcrypt.c

Context:
tmp_ptr = crypt_r(plaintext_ptr, salt_ptr, cdata);

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