CVE Vulnerabilities


Use of Insufficiently Random Values

Published: Apr 29, 2023 | Modified: May 17, 2024
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

A vulnerability was found in Konga 2.8.3 on Kong. It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown part of the component Login API. The manipulation leads to insufficiently random values. The complexity of an attack is rather high. The exploitability is told to be difficult. The exploit has been disclosed to the public and may be used. It is recommended to change the configuration settings. The associated identifier of this vulnerability is VDB-227715.


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

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Kong Konghq 2.8.3 (including) 2.8.3 (including)

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a well-vetted algorithm that is currently considered to be strong by experts in the field, and select well-tested implementations with adequate length seeds.
  • In general, if a pseudo-random number generator is not advertised as being cryptographically secure, then it is probably a statistical PRNG and should not be used in security-sensitive contexts.
  • Pseudo-random number generators can produce predictable numbers if the generator is known and the seed can be guessed. A 256-bit seed is a good starting point for producing a “random enough” number.