#VU48568 Use of Cryptographically Weak Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG)

Published: 2020-11-19 | Updated: 2020-11-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48568

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3: 3.2 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-28924


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software: rclone
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: rclone.org


The vulnerability allows an attacker to decrypt or brute-force passwords.

The vulnerability exists due to Rclone uses a weak random number generator for generating passwords with much less entropy than advertised. An attacker, who is able to obtain the password protected file can decrypt data.

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Vulnerable software versions

rclone: 1.49.0, 1.49.1, 1.49.2, 1.49.3, 1.49.4, 1.49.5, 1.50.0, 1.50.1, 1.50.2, 1.51.0, 1.52.0, 1.52.1, 1.52.2, 1.52.3, 1.53.0, 1.53.1, 1.53.2


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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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