#VU31058 Use of Cryptographically Weak Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG)

Published: 2019-05-28 | Updated: 2020-07-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU31058

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5440


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Revive Adserver
Web applications / Other software

Vendor: OpenX Source


The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Use of cryptographically weak PRNG in the password recovery token generation of Revive Adserver < v4.2.1 causes a potential authentication bypass attack if an attacker exploits the password recovery functionality. In lib/OA/Dal/PasswordRecovery.php, the function generateRecoveryId() generates a password reset token that relies on the PHP uniqid function and consequently depends only on the current server time, which is often visible in an HTTP Date header.

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Vulnerable software versions

Revive Adserver: 4.2.0


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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