Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:24:16 +0100 From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: gpw password generator giving short password at low rate On mar., 2012-01-17 at 11:17 +0200, Henri Salo wrote: > On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 09:51:05AM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: > > we were pointed at a bug in gpw (a password generator), which makes it > > generate shorter password than required at a rate of ~20 over 1 million. > > The bug is at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=651510 > > (so already public) and I'm wondering if that deserves a CVE: > > > > * gpw seems unmaintained (upstream and in Debian since around 2006) > > * I'm not sure people even use it > > * people using it interactively will notice the password has the wrong > > size > > > > But as it may be used in a script, then it might still be a real issue. > > > > What do people think? > > I think this is security issue and should receive CVE. Is this program > used in other distributions we could notify? Has this been fixed in > other versions? > Not that I know of (but I didn't know anything about gpw before reading that bug report). It should be present in Debian derivatives, at least. Regards, -- Yves-Alexis Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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