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Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 23:22:21 +0400
From: "Elijah [W&P]" <>
Subject: Re: Cracking Word files?

On 8 July 2012 22:19, Rich Rumble <> wrote:

> You may want to use a build from Robert Harris on the contrib page if
> your build did not include the office2john.exe, there may have been
> additonal steps you need to do(like applying a patch or uncomenting a
few lines in the make file) for that extra program to compile.

 Remember office2john only works on office versions 2007-2010, not on
> the older RC4 types in office-97, 2000, XP, 2003. And it only works on
> the "password to open", not macro or read-only password options in M$
> office documents. There is also an ODF2john.exe for open/libre/star
> office files.
> -rich

I think you are referring to
As to the office2john - it is not made automatically and you need to do it
manually (there is such a target in makefile but it is not advertised like
sipdump and vncpcap2john). You'll need pkg-config and libgsf present in
your cygwin (which is kind of strange to have to install Gnome libraries to
build a windows version of windows file-format handler :)

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