Openwall GNU/*/Linux - a small security-enhanced Linux distro for servers
[<prev] [next>] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:03:26 -0800
From: Shawn Tayler <>
Subject: Problems with keepass2john


I have been trying get the password for a keepassx file.  It's my file 
and I have forgotten the password (my fault for going on vacation 
shortly after changing it).

I tried using version 1.8.0-jumbo-1 and the hashes produced won't even 
load with john.  Tried 1.7.9-jumbo-7 and it at least produced loadable 
hash files.  I've been trying the several iterations of what I believe 
the password must be to no avail.  As a test I created several test kdb 
files with simple passwords, e.g. test, testtest, testtesttest, etc.  
the intersting thing is that the hash files created from these test 
files are all about 1.7K in size, but the one from my kdb file is only 
about 300 bytes and my range of passwords, used crunch to create a few 
terabytes of possibilities, are a no go.

Has anyone had similar issues with keepass2john or have some suggestions 
as to where I can continue?

Any suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!


Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Your e-mail address:

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.