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Re: What is this? "john" under cron.d??? Debian Squeeze


On Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 18:55:07 -0800, Jamie M wrote:
> Just noticed an unfamiliar file in my Debian Squeeze: is called
> "john" found in cron.d.
> Does anyone know if this is a security risk, when all of a sudden I
> notice this file?
> Thank you and anything anyone can add is appreciated.

zobel@kvasir:~% apt-cache show john
Package: john
Version: 1.7.8-1
Installed-Size: 472
Maintainer: Ruben Molina <rmolina@udea.edu.co>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), john-data (= 1.7.8-1)
Suggests: wordlist
Description-en: active password cracking tool
 John the Ripper is a tool designed to help systems administrators to
 find weak (easy to guess or crack through brute force) passwords, and
 even automatically mail users warning them about it, if it is desired.
 Besides several crypt(3) password hash types most commonly found on
 various Unix flavors, supported out of the box are Kerberos AFS and
 Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 LM hashes, plus several more with contributed
Homepage: http://www.openwall.com/john/
Description-md5: 2ffcaf0da9fa0a8266bfe4aa906d4742
Tag: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, role::program,
 scope::utility, security::authentication, use::checking
Section: admin
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/j/john/john_1.7.8-1_amd64.deb
Size: 193790
MD5sum: fe6f0bdb3fce58fcaef0f8cdb91df830
SHA1: c2395aff823d084a4718bcd82b10e5839e56dfc9
SHA256: d502de8591d908c9f62a666fa17d96b25691f0d03295422a0d9aa9ec481e7f07

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