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MCRYPT_RAND is not cryptographically secure; MCRYPT_DEV_URAND...

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Author:Scott Arciszewski
Date:2015-12-12 06:30:57
 

 

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Utility: Bad
Consistency: Not sure
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Scott Arciszewski - 2015-12-12 06:30:58
MCRYPT_RAND is not cryptographically secure; MCRYPT_DEV_URANDOM should be used for creating IVs.

Using substr() and strlen() on strings will fall apart if someone sets mbstring.func_overload to 2, 3, or 7. Use mb_substr($str, $start, $length, '8bit') and mb_strlen($str, '8bit') to always operate on binary strings.


$decryptkey = bin2hex(md5(uniqid(rand(),1)));

This is NOT a cryptographically secure way to generate an encryption key.

set_key() forces a hexadecimal-encoded key, which greatly reduces the potential security of this library by cutting your keyspace in half.

And it's also vulnerable to chosen-ciphertext attacks.

Conclusion: This is not secure.

Please nobody use this library as is.