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CVE-2019-11840

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Date: May 9, 2019

An issue was discovered in supplementary Go cryptography libraries, aka golang-googlecode-go-crypto, before 2019-03-20. A flaw was found in the amd64 implementation of golang.org/x/crypto/salsa20 and golang.org/x/crypto/salsa20/salsa. If more than 256 GiB of keystream is generated, or if the counter otherwise grows greater than 32 bits, the amd64 implementation will first generate incorrect output, and then cycle back to previously generated keystream. Repeated keystream bytes can lead to loss of confidentiality in encryption applications, or to predictability in CSPRNG applications.

Language: Go

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Weakness Type (CWE)

Use of Insufficiently Random Values

CWE-330

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privileges Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): NONE

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): PARTIAL
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): NONE
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