[Bug 192277] New: crypt(3) regression

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            Bug ID: 192277
           Summary: crypt(3) regression
           Product: Base System
           Version: 9.3-RELEASE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: Needs Triage
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: lampa at fit.vutbr.cz

#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>

int main()
        char *p;

        p = crypt("12345678", "1234");
        printf("hash = %s\n", p);

The result is sha512 hash =

According man page, it should return DES format hash. This is serious
regression, it can result in buffer overflow in old applications that don't
expect anything else (I have been beaten by one such). IMHO historically
incompatible behavior can happen only in Modular case. Both Modular and
Traditional format salt should result with DES format hash in default case
(without crypt_set_format) exactly like man page says:

man 3 crypt
   Traditional crypt:
     The algorithm used will depend upon whether crypt_set_format() has been
     called and whether a global default format has been specified.  Unless a
     global default has been specified or crypt_set_format() has set the for-
     mat to something else, the built-in default format is used.  This is cur-
     rently DES if it is available, or MD5 if not.

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