Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 03:14:57 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: John the Ripper 126.96.36.199 Hi, There's a new "stable" version of John the Ripper (188.8.131.52). Changes made since the 1.7 release are limited to minor bug and portability fixes, better handling of certain uncommon scenarios and improper uses of John, and the addition of a "keyboard cracker" to the default john.conf (john.ini) that will try sequences of adjacent keys on a keyboard as passwords. The official distribution archives of JtR 184.108.40.206 - including the source code for Unix systems as well as Win32 and DOS builds - are available from the usual location: http://www.openwall.com/john/ The full list of changes is as follows: - Fixed a bug introduced with 1.6.40 which caused spurious "charset file changed" errors in batch mode if interrupted and restored before pass 3. - Handle 8-bit characters in external mode program sources correctly. Thanks to Frank Dittrich for reporting these two problems. - Handle 8-bit characters in charset files correctly, when params.h is modified to allow for this. - Implemented extra ticks overflow safety - timer-based rather than just crypts count based. - Save/update the recovery file after the end of each pass in batch mode to make sure that the file is up to date in case the next pass refuses to start for whatever reason. - Remove the recovery file when all hashes get cracked also in batch mode. - Detect and report MinLen / MaxLen settings and charset files inconsistent with the hash type. - Perform additional sanity checking of charset files, distinguish incorrect vs. incompatible ones. - Use sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK) instead of CLK_TCK when _SC_CLK_TCK is known to be available or CLK_TCK is not (needed for glibc 2.3.90+). - Worked around a gcc 4.1.0 bug affecting BF_std.c, BF_body macro: http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=26587 - Added a separate DO_ALIGN(5) (cache line alignment) into x86.S after a possible switch to .bss from .data or .text. - Added "notes to packagers" to params.h. - Added a sample but fully-functional "keyboard-based" external mode to the default john.conf. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments
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