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Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 12:19:14 -0500
From: Philippe Ouellet <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Cloud instances and Cisco 7

Sorry my mistake.. I said type type 7 and I meant type 5.

On 2011-11-19, at 12:12 PM, Rich Rumble <> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Philippe Ouellet <> wrote:
>> Hi, I'm having some issues with Cisco type 7 MD5 hashes. When I put a known value against a wordlist containing the clear text of the known value, i get it saying it has been cracked. When I issue the ./john --show= command I get "?:PLAINTEXT" but when I try it via ssh, I still get rejected.
> The enable password is weakly encrypted with the type7 encryption, you
> have to login first
> with a user/pass, then try to enter Enable mode. Also the TTY and LINE
> passwords are
> often protected using this weak hash.
> We can't help you any further than this. There are very easy to follow
> reset procedures
> that will allow you to gain access to your device if need be.
> -rich

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