Usage of weak hashing library on a password (SHA-1)

Description

A weak hashing library can lead to data breaches and greater security risk.

Remediations

According to OWASP, MD5 and its predecessors are considered weak hash algorithms and therefore shouldn't be used.

❌ Do not use encryption for passwords, wherever possible:

sha1.Sum([]byte('password'))

✅ Instead, we recommend using sha256:

sha256.Sum256([]byte('string'))

Associated CWE

OWASP Top 10

Configuration

To skip this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --skip-rule=go_lang_weak_password_encryption_sha1

To run only this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --only-rule=go_lang_weak_password_encryption_sha1