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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:47:28 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: mscash & oracle fixes

Posted john-1.7.7-jumbo-6-mscash-oracle-fixes.diff.gz

* Fixes a bug in mscash2 affecting 8-bit characters when not running 
utf8. At least I'm near certain there was a bug, and that it is now 
fixed: We still don't have this format in so I am somewhat 
working in the dark. We really need to add it.

* Fixes bugs in mscash and mscash2 that made them crash brutally if salt 
(username) was longer than the maximum supported 19 characters. It won't 
even load them now - this may confuse users but I'm not aware of an 
official way to output a notice.

* Highly improved salt_hash() in oracle, mscash and mscash2 for better 
scaling. All three use the username (in Unicode) as salt and they 
previously just returned the lower eight bits of first character. I used 
a very common public domain hash function (djb, xor variant as I run it 
on UTF-16 instead of chars).


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