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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:59:23 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Re: [magnum-jumbo] pfx cracking: 8k+ P12/PFX error (#67)

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 03:50:23PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 03:40:12PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
>> >> Is the maximum length of the hash equal to 0x4000 (LINE_BUFFER_SIZE)?
>> >
>> > Of course, the loader won't correctly parse lines longer than that.
>> > You may bump this up again if needed.
>> Jeroen mentioned that the file is > 8kb but didn't specify the exact
>> size. So far, I have no clue if LINE_BUFFER_SIZE value is the source
>> of the bug.
> Are you hex-encoding?  If so, 8 KB for the original file would hit the
> line length limit at 16 KB.

Ohh right! ... LINE_BUFFER_SIZE needs to be bumped. What should I
change it do? Won't it have any performance impact?

Another relevant question : reading the actual file from john will be
a bad hack, correct?


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