Usage of weak hashing library (MD5)

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.

❌ Avoid libraries and algorithms with known weaknesses:

Digest::MD5.hexdigest 'weak hash'

✅ Instead, we recommend using bcrypt:

BCrypt::Password.create('iLOVEdogs123')

Resources

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=ruby_lang_weak_hash_md

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

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