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The crypt_gensalt functions for BSDI-style extended DES-based and FreeBSD-sytle MD5-based password hashes in crypt_blowfish 0.4.7 and earlier do not evenly and randomly distribute salts which makes it easier for attackers to guess passwords from a stolen password file due to the increased number of collisions.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11502

The crypt_gensalt functions for BSDI-style extended DES-based and FreeBSD-sytle MD5-based password hashes in crypt_blowfish 0.4.7 and earlier do not evenly and randomly distribute salts which makes it easier for attackers to guess passwords from a stolen password file due to the increased number of collisions.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-0591
Product(s):