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Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:40:40 -0600
From: Stephen John Smoogen <>
Subject: Re: SSHA / SHA256 BASE64 on 1.79-5

On 24 June 2012 10:23, donovan <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have some trouble to find the correct syntax with an SHA256 BASE64 Hashe.
> The hashes :
> 00CSqo60oi0+VzbLjsWo/m65VNj16CF7jW6RqXyQHpQ=
> So i make some search a seem is identified now at :
> "ssha – Netscape LDAP SSHA"
> So i add on the start on the hashes {SSHA}
> & run ./john hashe.txt
> & i got this error :
> ***************
> unknown salt size for {SSHA}00CSqo60oi0+VzbLjsWo/m65VNj16CF7jW6RqXyQHpQ=
> (total len=50)
> Segmentation fault: 11

Ok the segmenation fault looks bad. I don't think I can help with that
part. What will be needed though is:

What version of John
What OS
What hardware

After that I was looking at the item, and I don't know if it is
actually SSHA because it is a LOT longer than what the SSHA strings I
found in the source code.


This leads me to believe that if that is actually a SSHA then there is
extra items in it.

Doing a base64 decode of the string gave me a bunch of binary data but
a -> in the string. So.. try


which isn't in any of my dictionaries but does not cause john to crap
out so hopefully I pulled the string at the right point.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Years ago my mother used to say to me,... Elwood, you must be oh
so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. You may quote me."  —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd

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