John the Ripper

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John the Ripper

Post#1 by Rava » 01 Mar 2015, 16:06

I tried to setup john (1.8.0, x86-64) to check my own password strenght.... but it kinda fails before it even starts. It installs just fine, the EXAMPLES file is wrong, or the binary itself is wrong, since the softlink to create the copy of password / shadow is not named unshadow, but unshadows....

Or was my tgz tampered with?

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# md5sum john-1.8.0-x86_64-3cf.xzm 
***************  john-1.8.0-x86_64-3cf.xzm
(I don't find that md5sum when searching the web, but that says nothing. PM me if you want to know the md5sum)

When I try to run this prior the real stuff

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unshadows /etc/passwd /etc/shadow > /home/guest/mypasswd
it takes ages, and finally I quit it with CTRL+C.

It says "Press 'q' or Ctrl-C to abort, almost any other key for status", but I pressed lot of keys, and nothing gave any status.

Does anyone of you have tried John already?
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Re: John the Ripper

Post#2 by Rava » 01 Mar 2015, 22:31

//Update


Seems, the above error is due to the bug with the symlink in the used txz ...

john-64, when started as unshadows, actually not tries to get a local non root copy of the files to check for vulnerability, but starts to crack/hack the passwords. I found out when I looked into it's lot files . :ROFL:

So, ATM I have no time (an it is too late) for checking it out with the seemingly correct set symlink, and see what then happens. :)
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Re: John the Ripper

Post#3 by Rava » 03 Mar 2015, 13:36

Update2

Nope, renaming the symlink to what it was named in the documentation does nothing helpful. Instead of copy in password files to be uses for john (run john as non root) it again starts john as root user, trying to crack the passwords...

Dunno what went wrong here. :(
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Re: John the Ripper

Post#4 by W8nGGh0sT » 20 May 2015, 11:45

That's my problem either.
I Tried john a few times and nothing.
Is there any quick dumb mode to install it ? :crazy:
Tnx :D

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