Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 11:26:28 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Session names somename.[0-9]+ shouldn't be allowed On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 08:39:02PM +0300, Alexander Cherepanov wrote: > On 2015-05-06 18:58, Solar Designer wrote: > >On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 12:38:21AM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote: > >>IMHO, restricting the use of session names somename.[0-9]+ that might > >>would be the best way to avoid trouble with --fork. > > > >OK, done: > > > >"Disallow session names with dots since these clash with those produced by > >--fork. Suggested by Frank Dittrich." > > Ugh, isn't it an overkill? [...] > IMHO it's better to leave everything as it was before than trying to fix > a quite exotic problem breaking several useful and convenient (even if > unintended) features. "Relaxed the recently added invalid session name check to only disallow all-digit suffixes, since these are the ones that may clash with --fork'ed child session names" http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/john/john/src/options.c.diff?r1=1.40;r2=1.41 The revised check is thus: http://cvsweb.openwall.com/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/Owl/packages/john/john/src/options.c.diff?r1=1.39;r2=1.41 Alexander
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