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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:54:56 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Re: [john-users] Cracking Word files?

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Rich Rumble <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Elijah [W&P] <> wrote:
>> Is there such a need to store path to a .doc file in a file with a task for
>> john? We are not storing the full filename where the hash comes from for
>> other formats so why to make such an exclusion which brings such
>> inconsistency issues?

To solve the problem, in office2john either,

1. We can store only the basename of the file OR
2. We can encode colons into something.

Patches are welcome.

> I assume in office it
> would be necessary as well since the files in docx/xlsx etc are in a
> compressed archive (maybe OLE container) and once the candidate
> hash/pass is found it has to check to see if that's the right one? I
> can't follow the source well so that may not be true for either :)

In office format, we don't need the path for cracking. The path is
there for user usage only.


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