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Recipe - Data Protection - Cryptography: Avoid cryptographic weakness: Use sufficiently long key sizes: keyPairGenerator bad value

Description:
Could lead to brute forcing or other cryptographic weakness
Level:
error
Language:
  • java
Tags:
  • security
  • basic protection set
Documentation

Secure coding practices prescribe to use sufficiently large cryptographic keys.

It is not recommended to use short keys as this is less secure. The recommended key size depends on the algorithm. In general, it is advised to use the maximum size the API allows by default.

Correct code example secret key size
keyGenerator.init(128);
Correct code example keypair size
keypairGenerator.initialize(2048);
Recipe
id: scw:crypto:keypairgen-short-key
version: 10
metadata:
  name: 'Data Protection - Cryptography: Avoid cryptographic weakness: Use sufficiently long key sizes: keyPairGenerator bad value'
  shortDescription: Could lead to brute forcing or other cryptographic weakness
  level: error
  language: java
  newCodeOnly: false
  scwCategory: broken_cryptography:use_of_short_encryption_keys
  enabled: true
  descriptionFile: Java/Crypto/descriptions/Key_sizes.html
  tags: security;basic protection set
search:
  methodcall:
    args:
      1:
        value:
          integer:
            lessThan: 2048
    name: initialize
    declaration:
      type: java.security.KeyPairGenerator
availableFixes:
- name: Initialize key size to 2048 bits
  actions:
  - rewrite:
      to: '{{{ expressionElement }}}(2048)'