Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:23:09 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org> Subject: Re: gpw password generator giving short password at low rate On 01/17/2012 02:24 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: > 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, Please use CVE-2011-4931 for this issue. -- -- Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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