CVE-2023-46133

CVSS 3.1 Score 9.1 of 10 (high)

Details

Published Oct 25, 2023
Updated: Nov 8, 2023
CWE ID 328
CWE ID 327
CWE ID 916

Summary

CVE-2023-46133 is a vulnerability affecting the CryptoES cryptography algorithms library prior to version 2.1.0. The vulnerability arises from CryptoES PBKDF2 being 1,000 times weaker than specified in 1993 and significantly weaker than current industry standards. This is because it defaults to the insecure SHA1 hash algorithm and uses only one iteration, making it susceptible to preimage and collision attacks. The impact of this vulnerability is high if used to protect passwords or generate signatures. To remediate the issue, users should update to version 2.1.0 or configure CryptoES to use SHA256 with at least 250,000 iterations as a workaround. The potential danger posed by this vulnerability includes compromised password security and the potential for unauthorized access or data breaches in organizations using the affected products.

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