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Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:14:44 -0700
From: Stephen John Smoogen <>
Subject: Re: SSHA-512 supported?

On 8 February 2013 13:24, Jon Schipp <> wrote:
> I have a salted SHA-512 hash that I'm having trouble cracking, it's from an
> AIX 5.3 OS, using their Pluggable Authentication Modules.
> The /etc/security/passwd file has account information in stanzas:
> test:
>         password =
> {ssha512}06$aXayEJGxA02Bl4d2$TWfWx34oD.UjrS/Qtco6Ij2XPY1CPYJfdk3CcxEjnMZvQw2p5obHYH7SI2wxcJgaS9.S9Hz948R.GdGwsvR...
> Do any of the releases support SSHA-512? I'm currently trying with
> john-1.7.9-jumbo-5-macosx-Intel-2.
> I've tried looking for examples and cutting off the "{ssha512}",
> removing the "$06" etc.
> And does the "raw" in raw-sha512 mean without salt?

The raw means without a salt. I would try the following:


and see if it is accepted as that.

> Any help is appreciated, thanks.
> Jon

Stephen J Smoogen.
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