DescriptionThe Phonemes mode in Pwgen 2.06 generates predictable passwords, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to guess the password via a brute-force attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs726578

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pwgen (PTS)buster2.08-1vulnerable
sid, trixie, bookworm, bullseye2.08-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


pwgen is documented to generate memorable passwords, so this is by design

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