python.cryptography.security.insecure-cipher-algorithms-blowfish.insecure-cipher-algorithm-blowfish

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Detected Blowfish cipher algorithm which is considered insecure. The algorithm is considered weak and has been deprecated. Use AES instead.

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Defintion

rules:
  - id: insecure-cipher-algorithm-blowfish
    pattern: cryptography.hazmat.primitives.ciphers.algorithms.Blowfish(...)
    message: Detected Blowfish cipher algorithm which is considered insecure. The
      algorithm is considered weak and has been deprecated. Use AES instead.
    metadata:
      source-rule-url: https://github.com/PyCQA/bandit/blob/d5f8fa0d89d7b11442fc6ec80ca42953974354c8/bandit/blacklists/calls.py#L98
      cwe:
        - "CWE-327: Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm"
      owasp:
        - A03:2017 - Sensitive Data Exposure
        - A02:2021 - Cryptographic Failures
      bandit-code: B304
      references:
        - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5469
      category: security
      technology:
        - cryptography
      subcategory:
        - vuln
      likelihood: MEDIUM
      impact: MEDIUM
      confidence: MEDIUM
      license: Commons Clause License Condition v1.0[LGPL-2.1-only]
    severity: WARNING
    languages:
      - python

Examples

insecure-cipher-algorithms-blowfish.py

# cf. https://github.com/PyCQA/bandit/blob/b78c938c0bd03d201932570f5e054261e10c5750/examples/ciphers.py

from cryptography.hazmat.primitives.ciphers import Cipher
from cryptography.hazmat.primitives.ciphers import algorithms
from cryptography.hazmat.primitives.ciphers import modes
from cryptography.hazmat.backends import default_backend
from struct import pack


# ruleid:insecure-cipher-algorithm-blowfish
cipher = Cipher(algorithms.Blowfish(key), mode=None, backend=default_backend())
encryptor = cipher.encryptor()
ct = encryptor.update(b"a secret message")

# ok:insecure-cipher-algorithm-blowfish
cipher = Cipher(algorithms.AES(key), modes.CBC(iv), backend=default_backend())
encryptor = cipher.encryptor()
ct = encryptor.update(b"a secret message") + encryptor.finalize()