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Re: mysql password cracking
From: ppatters <ppatters () cbnco com>
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:11:21 -0400

On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 16:03, David Hane wrote:
I'm wondering how dangerous it is to allow a user on a
mysql db to view the grants for another user. Could
they take the encrypted password data and possibly
crack it? If they can, how easy is it?

I periodically export the mysql database with the encrypted user email
passwords and run it through John the Ripper, and it finds a few every
time.  So it will all depend on how good the password is.

Try it yourself with John http://www.openwall.com/passwords/unix.shtml;
it's not difficult.  If you use the big wordlists available at
http://www.openwall.com/passwords/wordlists/, you will be amazed at how
many passwords you can get.


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