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RE: Password secured using???
From: "Robert J. Kraus" <rkraus () telcomtex net>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:58:09 -0500

To me it does look like a hash of some sort. Now that you have the known
password and the hash you can take that information and reverse engineer
the hashed answer. 

I am curious to see how they hashed it and what algorithm they used.
Once you have the hashing algorithm you can use that to unencrypt any
passwords in the file.

I could be wrong but this seems to me what the case may be.

Thanks,
 
Rob Kraus
Chief Information Officer
Telcomtex Communications, Inc.
6622 Randolph Blvd
Live Oak, Texas 78233
office: 210-566-5500 ext. 107
fax: 210-566-5590
email: rkraus () telcomtex net
website: www.telcomtex.net
-----Original Message-----
From: barcajax () gmail com [mailto:barcajax () gmail com] 
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 1:41 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Password secured using???

I'm testing a non-security software for my company and am supposed to
look for potential security flaws and risks. I did stumble across the
software administrator's password being stored in the configuration file
as seen here:
<password>106854a5145c8143b</password>
The software looks at this string to confirm if an entered password is
correct or not. I asked the vendor how the software converts the
password (which is "password" for the purpose of this evaluation) to
this form but didn't get a straight answer. I don't think its a hash so
I was wondering if any of you gurus have an idea what it is?

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