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Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 20:15:13 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Re: Add support for cracking encrypted PKCS #8 private keys

On 25 May, 2013, at 20:46 , Dhiru Kholia <> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Dhiru Kholia <> wrote:
>> I have added support for cracking encrypted PKCS #8 private keys to
>> JtR (patch against magnum-jumbo attached). Please review.
>> In the past, ssh format had OMP issues due to underlying OpenSSL
>> functions not being thread-safe. This problem might surface again
>> after applying this patch due to usage of new OpenSSL function
>> "PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey".
> I got interested in this patch again after reading
> I am about to clean-up this patch and commit it to bleeding-jumbo.
> Thoughts?

Is this added to existing ssh format, or a new format? Could you perhaps implement your own PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey()?


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