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CVE-2020-28924

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Overview

An issue was discovered in Rclone before 1.53.3. Due to the use of a weak random number generator, the password generator has been producing weak passwords with much less entropy than advertised. The suggested passwords depend deterministically on the time the second rclone was started. This limits the entropy of the passwords enormously. These passwords are often used in the crypt backend for encryption of data. It would be possible to make a dictionary of all possible passwords with about 38 million entries per password length. This would make decryption of secret material possible with a plausible amount of effort. NOTE: all passwords generated by affected versions should be changed.

Related Files

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
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