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Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:36:55 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Cracking AIX {smd5} password hashes

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 07:00:32PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Aki Immonen <> wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how to crack AIX 6.1 and 7.1 password hashes.
> Suddenly there seems to be a lot of interest in cracking AIX hashes.
> Can we extend JtR's generic crypt support to crack AIX style hashes?

It would just work as-is (except for detection of matching salts, which
is optional), but apparently AIX does not support those hashes in its
crypt(3).  That's really weird as it means compatibility problems for
services that don't use PAM.

> can help in
> getting access to an AIX system.



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