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Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 18:21:10 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: SSE bug still there in Jumbo-5-RC6++

Maybe the problem lies somewhere else and overwrites something in 
NSLDAP. I have traced the raw-MD4 segfault to be caused by 
raw-md5-unicode or MD5_go overwriting *out in raw_MD4's get_binary() 
before it is ever used. This makes it never get alloced... and it points 
to 0x67. Bang.

If I disable raw-md5-unicode (by placing a "return 0" in valid()) the 
fault goes away. If I instead disable the "thatsworking" selftest (still 
in raw-md5-unicode) the fault goes away too. But that is just 12 
characters out of max 53 so I'm not sure what is wrong.

BTW if I revert the NSLDAP part of the latest SSE2 patch, NSLDAP is fine 
both in --test and all 1320 in testsuite, 32 or 64 bit.

I also have problems with mssql on linux-x86-64 (test stuite only)


If I disable the raw-md5-unicode format (

On 2011-05-25 17:00, Erik Winkler wrote:
> Jumbo-5-RC6++ works great on MacOS X for 64-bit build.  No issues.
> On MacOS X using the sse2 build, I get the following error for NSLDAP benchmarking:
> Benchmarking: Netscape LDAP SHA SSE2 [SHA-1]... FAILED (get_hash[0](3))
> Now this only occurs when running ./john -test.  If  I run ./john -test -format:nsldap, it works correctly:
> ../run/john -test -format:nsldap
> Benchmarking: Netscape LDAP SHA SSE2 [SHA-1]... DONE
> Raw:	7837K c/s real, 7837K c/s virtual
> Not sure why.
> Erik
> On May 24, 2011, at 1:58 PM, magnum wrote:
>> Even after applying all incremental patches posted to the wiki, there are some problems left in Jumbo-5-RC6:
>> 1. Raw-MD4 segfaults for me on linux-x86-sse2:
>> * Using linux-x86-mmx I saw no problem.
>> * It segfaults when running "--test"
>> * It does NOT segfault when running eg. "--test --fo:raw-MD4"
>> * Test suit does NOT segfault and all 1320 is found
>> This led me to believe the problem was in the format running right before raw-MD4 on a --test run, namely salted-sha1. I did find a bug in that format (fix included in patch just posted) but that was not the cause of this.
>> 2. NSLDAP has a problem on linux-x86-sse2 and linux-x86-mmx:
>> Benchmarking: Netscape LDAP SHA MMX [SHA-1]... FAILED (get_hash[0](1))
>> I have no time to investigate further right now.
>> magnum

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