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Use of Insufficiently Random Values


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


CKAN is an open-source DMS (data management system) for powering data hubs and data portals. When creating a new container based on one of the Docker images listed below, the same secret key was being used by default. If the users didn't set a custom value via environment variables in the `.env` file, that key was shared across different CKAN instances, making it easy to forge authentication requests. Users overriding the default secret key in their own `.env` file are not affected by this issue. Note that the legacy images (ckan/ckan) located in the main CKAN repo are not affected by this issue. The affected images are ckan/ckan-docker, (ckan/ckan-base images), okfn/docker-ckan (openknowledge/ckan-base and openknowledge/ckan-dev images) keitaroinc/docker-ckan (keitaro/ckan images). This issue affects ckan versions prior to 2.8.12, and 2.9.x prior to 2.9.7.

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CWE-330 - Use of Insufficiently Random Values

The software uses insufficiently random numbers or values in a security context that depends on unpredictable numbers.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published