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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:25:29 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: announce@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: [openwall-announce] JtR 1.7.5; tcb 1.0.5

Hi,

This is to announce two updates at once:

1. John the Ripper version 1.7.5 is out, along with its corresponding
jumbo patch update.  This is yet another development version.  There was
no specific focus for this update, so a variety of minor enhancements
were implemented (mostly in response to requests made, questions asked,
and issues raised on the john-users mailing list lately).

http://www.openwall.com/john/
http://www.openwall.com/john/#contrib

The changes since 1.7.4.2 are as follows:

* Support for the use of "--format" along with "--show" or "--make-charset"
has been added.

* The choice of .rec and .log filenames for custom session names has been
made more intuitive.

* A new numeric variable has been added to the word mangling rules engine:
"p" for position of the character last found with the "/" or "%" commands.

* Support for "\r" (character lists with repeats) and "\p0" (reference
to the immediately preceding character list/range) has been added to the
word mangling rules preprocessor.

* The undefined and undocumented behavior of some subtle word mangling
rules preprocessor constructs has been changed to arguably be more sensible.

* Some bugs were fixed, most notably JtR crashing on no password hashes
loaded (bug introduced in 1.7.4.2).

2. The tcb suite has been updated further to version 1.0.5.  The primary
change since version 1.0.4 is the reduction of the .data section size
and thus of on-disk size of some components by 256 KB when tcb is
compiled against Linux 2.6 kernel headers.

http://www.openwall.com/tcb/
http://www.openwall.com/tcb/ChangeLog

Alexander

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