john - active password cracking tool

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename john_1.8.0-2_amd64.deb
Package name john
Package version 1.8.0
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 179.87 KB
Installed size 441.00 KB
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


Package Version Architecture Repository
john_1.8.0-2_i386.deb 1.8.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
john - - -


Name Value
john-data = 1.8.0-2
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package john_1.8.0-2_amd64.deb
Source Package john

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install john deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install john




2014-03-19 - Julián Moreno Patiño <>
john (1.8.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add myself to Uploaders. Thanks to Ruben Molina
for the permission.
* Add missing hardening fortify functions export.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5. (no changes).
* Add support to check upstream gpg signature.
* Add myself to debian copyright.
2012-11-26 - Ruben Molina <>
john (1.8.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #670582)
* Fixing $PIDDIR logic in crontab (Closes: #660822). Thanks Phil.
* Reefreshing patches
* Updating to Standards-Version 3.9.4 (no changes)
* Updating install scripts
* Updating debian/copyright for machine-readable format, version 1.0
* Updating compatibility level to 9
* Adding versioned Build-Depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1~)
2011-07-04 - Ruben Molina <>
john (1.7.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Fix: CVE-2011-2483, LP: #805258)
* Fix john's manpage for debian file locations (Closes: #592401)
2011-06-15 - Ruben Molina <>
john (1.7.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Forcing the 'generic' target for hurd
* Adding new escaping rules in order to solve FTBFS in armel, mips, 
mipsel, and s390 (all using the 'generic' target)
* Updating copyright dates to 2011
* Removing unused patch: single-have_words-fix-1.diff
2011-06-07 - Ruben Molina <>
john (1.7.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #585464, #563698, LP: #586544)
* Standards-Version bumped to 3.9.2 (no changes)
* Fully reworked debian/rules (Closes: #583367)
+ New targets: *-kfreebsd, ia64, ppc*
+ Generate optimized binaries (Closes: #629517)
+ 64bits (amd64, kfreebsd-amd64)
+ 32bits + sse2 (i386, kfreebsd-i386)
+ Use CPU fallbacks (i386, freebsd-i386): sse2 → mmx → any
Delete debian/extra/john → no longer needed with CPU fallbacks
* Remove third-party patches (??-add_*.patches), making easier to 
test new rules. Patches can be re-added later as needed.
* Remove some patches. Testing if they are still needed.
Some regresions are expectable: #420980, #460697, #415738.
Patches will be re-added as needed.
* Fix a spelling-error-in-manpage for john.8
* Update debian/watch in order to exclude jumbo patches.

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