Decrypt error message?

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Mon Feb 4 15:16:52 EST 2019


And I’ll say my testing is now producing the same errors.  So a recipe that we can test to see it will be helpful.

Thanks,
Brian
On Feb 4, 2019, 2:02 PM -0600, Tom Glod via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> Ya, Its a head scratcher. I can't really spend to much time
> investigating it .... thankfully I can deal with it easily once i found it
> ......in this case.
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> Its been driving me crazy, because once in a while in testing i would get
> an account that was created seemingly correct but would not open.
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> I'm so happy to have resolved 2 of 2 major and random issues that have been
> plaguing my software for months. The other being the Adobe meta data being
> updated in the clipboard.
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> This code is going on github soon so I suspect I will be revisiting this
> bug I think I will take out my workaround and try to reproduce it one more
> time and then capture the data so can submit a report.
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> Thanks everyone, full speed ahead.
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> On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 2:43 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
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> > When I attempt to decrypt a salted hash and it fails, "it" contains empty
> > and the result contains "(SSL error: bad decrypt)", otherwise it contains
> > some value and the result is empty. The only thing I can think of is that
> > at random times even though the pepper is invalid, the decrypt function
> > succeeds! That would suck, but I have yet to see it myself.
> >
> > Bob S
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> > > On Feb 4, 2019, at 10:13 , Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Just to clarify
> > >
> > > My (local) application uses a salt and pepper technique to add cycles to
> > > the decrypt. The pepper (a-z) is added to the salt the first time the
> > > account is made.
> > >
> > > Afterward, when I try to log into the account using the correct password,
> > > my application has to cycle through the peppers to find the right combo
> > for
> > > a correct decrypt.
> > >
> > > I 'almost always' get a "bad decrypt" error message when just the pepper
> > is
> > > wrong.....except for the odd time that its gibberish.
> > >
> > > When the password, salt and pepper is right, the decryption works and the
> > > right binary data is returned.
> > >
> > > Because I know what I am expecting as decrypted data, its easy to check
> > if
> > > the decrypt really worked or not.
> > >
> > > But until now I was relying on an accurate error message to tell if the
> > > decrypt work or not....which I guess I cannot do.
> > >
> > > I was wondering why I usually get a normal ssl error message? and only
> > > occasionally gibberish? There doesn't seem to be any pattern to it.
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