Security :: John The Ripper Brute-force Attack And Multi-core Processors?

Feb 19, 2010

In my Open-Suse server I have a script, where makepasswd output(by default it generates similar passwords: cGyTbqpr, tpJ1LA, 33EXdo) is redirected to mkpasswd(which uses DES by default) in order to generate salted hash of this previously generated password. I would like to test the strength of this system. I have a quad core CPU, and if I start John The Ripper like this(I want to use -incremental:all flag):

john -incremental:all passwd

..only one core is utilized at 100%. Is there a possibility to make all four cores to crack this password? Or is this possible only after reprogramming John The Ripper? Or what is the algorithm for generating passwords with with -incremental:all flag? I mean if John generates passwords randomly in brute-force mode, then it's smart to start four different John processes simultaneously because then one of those four will find the password firs

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Ubuntu Security :: Crack Own Password With John The Ripper?

Apr 4, 2010

I'm using ubuntu 9.10 and I'm trying to crack my own password with John the Ripper. I've been reading and working at this for a long time and I've not been able to crack my password. I've added a "test" account on my machine with the password "password": For my Unix Password:

Code:
mark@mark-laptop:~/John/john-1.7.3.4/run$ sudo ./unshadow /etc/passwd /etc/shadow > mypasswd
mark@mark-laptop:~/John/john-1.7.3.4/run$ sudo ./john mypasswd
No password hashes loaded

YES I have read the README and the FAQ and for this problem they give the following possible problems:
Q: Why doesn't John load my password file? It says "No password hashes

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I set up an ASUS WL-500gP with original ASUS firmware to my LAN with IP address 192.168.1.1. If I navigate to address [URL] in my Firefox address bar, an Authentication required window opens up asking for "User name: " and "Password: ". Correct "User name: " is "admin" and correct "Password: " is "pA55w0Rd". They work fine if I type them in manually to the Authentication required window, but for some reason I can't get in using the hydra with words.txt password file, which contains "pA55w0Rd":

Code:

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user
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May 6, 2011

I am ashamed that I am causing other people troubles, but apparantly my server is involved in attacking the servers of other people.

I have to admit that I am not too familiar with using a CLI, or Linux for that matter, but I have a Debian server running under Plesk 10, which is colocated.

Now I have received messages from the datacenterm which state that my server is involved in brute force attacks.

The messages show a lot of lines like this:

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The only I get from my hoster is to back up all domains and re-install the machine.

I want to resolve this asap, but do not agree with that action for two reasons: the machine just had a fresh re-install 2 months ago, so if it is a flaw in the OS, I will get the same flaw back, and if it is not OS related but due to a domain, I will get the problem back by putting back the backed-up domains.

But now I'm stuck: what steps should I follow to try and find the cause of this evil and make sure that my machine will not bother other machines anymore?

I realize that this probably will be a steep learning-curve, but please bare with me and help me to resolve this.

What have I done so far?

1) There are a number of live sites on this server, either running WordPress or Joomla, I have made sure they are all updated to the latest release.

2) I have manually looked at the source code of the index-files of those sites, haven't seen anything strange, like redirects.

3) I have used online scanners to check all sites for malware, all have been reported back to be clean.

4) I have run the Plesk-version of RKhunter, and that gives me certain warnings which I cannot (or do not) understand:

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I received the first report of these attempts about a week ago and immediately changed the Plesk/SSH password to a 200bit password generated with KeePass, hoping that would keep out any evildoers.

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When I run my application, the parent process keeps up with the child process, I can see that with "ipcs -q". After about 30 seconds it cannot keep up and the size of message queue keeps increasing until it is full. When I run "top" I can see that one CPU/core is hundred percent busy while other 7 cores are idle. It seems that both processes are running on same core and the child process gets interrupts everytime there is a packet on the net and starves the parent process.I am running RHEL 5. The system has 24GB memory and my application is the only application running on it. It is a HP G6 server.

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Here is the output of uname -a:Linux linux 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/LinuxAnd here is the output for one of the cores from cat /proc/cpuinfo:processor : 5

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cpu family : 16
model : 10
model name : AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor
stepping : 0

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Apr 14, 2009 | 04:21 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

Kernel rootkits are tough enough to detect, but a researcher this week has demonstrated an even sneakier method of hacking Linux. The attack attack exploits an oft-forgotten function in Linux versions 2.4 and above in order to quietly insert a rootkit into the operating system kernel as a way to hide malware processes, hijack system calls, and open remote backdoors into the machine, for instance. At Black Hat Europe this week in Amsterdam, Anthony Lineberry, senior software engineer for Flexilis, will demonstrate how to hack the Linux kernel by exploiting the driver interface to physically addressable memory in Linux, called /dev/mem.

"One of bonuses of this [approach] is that most kernel module rootkits make a lot noise when they are inserting [the code]. This one is directly manipulating" the memory, so it's less noticeable, he says. The /dev/mem "device" can be opened like a file, and you can read and write to it like a text file, Lineberry says. It's normally used for debugging the kernel, for instance.

Lineberry has developed a proof-of-concept attack that reads and writes to kernel memory as well as stores code inside the kernel, and he plans to release a framework at Black Hat that lets you use /dev/mem to "implement rootkit-like behaviors," he says. The idea of abusing /dev/mem to hack the Linux kernel is not really new, he says. "People have known what you can do with these /dev/mem devices, but I have never seen any rootkits with dev/mem before," he says.

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