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Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 21:18:53 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: John core: --format=crypt rejecting descrypt hashes
 when it first found some bfegg hashes

On 2015-05-06 16:29, Solar Designer wrote:
> "Detect descrypt with valid vs. invalid salts as separate id's for our
> heuristics on supported hash types.  According to Frank Dittrich, recent
> Fedora's crypt(3) no longer supports invalid descrypt salts even when it
> does support descrypt."
> Jim's patch in jumbo should be reverted when merging this.

Just FYI, I got this when regression testing the merge (though the below 
is from pristine core)

c3_fmt.c: In function 'valid':
c3_fmt.c:100:19: warning: 'count_base64_2' may be used uninitialized in 
this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
   if (length >= 13 &&

I had no time to review it yet, might be a false positive. This was gcc 


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