PINE / Alpine Decrypting Old-Style Password Files – October 26, 2020

I have an instance of Alpine 2.0 that still has the old-style .pine-passfile that is fairly insecure, but I couldn't find a utility to decrypt it for me, so I grabbed the source code from imap.c from version 2.01 of the alpine source, and modified it to just read in a password file and output the passwords in it.

alpine-passwords.c

You can compile it with gcc or g++ and then just give it the password file as the first parameter and it will output all of the passwords in the file.

I thought about writing this to run on the web, but you probably shouldn't send your passwords to a website, right??  So, find a way to compile this file and run it yourself.


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