CVE-2022-26xx9

This challenge covers a vulnerable snippet in a real Java application

PRO
Tier
Medium
< 1 Hr.
260

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The Code Review Patch challenges are designed to enhance your ability to spot vulnerabilities in code by providing both the original, vulnerable code and the patch that addresses the issue. The primary objective is to encourage you to detect the issue independently before using the patch as a confirmation tool. This approach not only sharpens your code review skills but also helps you understand the nature and impact of common vulnerabilities.

In the example provided, a security flaw is identified in the `ProjectManagerImpl.java` file of a project. The patch replaces the use of the `Random` class with `SecureRandom` for generating tokens, which significantly improves the security of random token generation. This change addresses potential vulnerabilities that could arise from predictable token generation using the `Random` class. By examining both the vulnerable code and the patch, you gain a deeper insight into secure coding practices and the importance of using appropriate libraries for security-critical tasks.

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