Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 03:58:54 +0200 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Help-wanted tasks for musl * Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> [2012-08-19 21:39:50 -0400]: > On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 03:35:02AM +0200, Szabolcs Nagy wrote: > > it's not clear what the acceptable characters are.. > > originally the [a-zA-Z0-9./] is the base64 set used > > In all the other hashes we support, only the used base64 set is > allowed. Anything else is treated as a fatal error. Is this wrong? > old des format accepts any char for salt (except ':', '\n', '\0' and first char cannot be '_') new des format (starting with '_') and blowfish decode the salt so they depend on the base64 set > I agree it would be nicer to just pass the salt through the encryption > algorithm as part of the input, but in practice they all decode it as > a base64 number and use that number... > sha and md5 crypt does not decode the salt it is directly passed to a hash function
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