Usage of weak hashing library on a password (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.

✅ Use a recommended hashing library such as bcrypt or Argon2id for passwords

BCrypt::Password.create("password_123")
hasher = Argon2::Password.new()
hasher.create("password_123")

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_password_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_password_hash_md