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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-14

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-14
Posted Jul 8, 2021
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-14 - rclone uses weak random number generation such that generated passwords can be easily cracked. Versions less than 1.53.3 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2020-28924
MD5 | 166978efa6ed8df3747d79df81bd665b

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202107-14

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Severity: Normal
Title: rclone: Weak random number generation
Date: July 08, 2021
Bugs: #755638
ID: 202107-14

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Synopsis
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rclone uses weak random number generation such that generated passwords
can be easily cracked.

Background
==========

rclone is a problem to sync files to and from various cloud storage
providers.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/rclone < 1.53.3 >= 1.53.3

Description
===========

Passwords generated with rclone were insecurely generated and are
vulnerable to brute force attacks.

Impact
======

Data kept secret with a password generated by rclone may be disclosed
to a local attacker.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All rclone users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rclone-1.53.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-28924
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-28924

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202107-14

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2021 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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