Last updated: Thu Dec 05 02:39:57 EST 2013
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Vulnerability Workload Index: 5.2
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.
This vulnerability may only be exploited in conjunction with another vulnerability. The password file (normally shadowed) must first be stolen.
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