docs/188043: man page for md5/sha1/sha256/sha412/rmd-160 cleanup
jamie at dyslexicfish.net
Sat Mar 29 10:10:01 UTC 2014
>Synopsis: man page for md5/sha1/sha256/sha412/rmd-160 cleanup
>Arrival-Date: Sat Mar 29 10:10:00 UTC 2014
>Originator: Jamie Landeg-Jones
>Release: FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE amd64
System: FreeBSD catnip.dyslexicfish.net 10.0-STABLE FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE #0: Wed Jan 22 09:10:20 GMT 2014 root at catflap.dyslexicfish.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CATFLAP amd64
man page shows for -c option: "Compare files to this md5 string."
This is misleading - the string needs to be in the same format as the digest command being used.
I suggest something like:
"Compare the files message digest to this string."
Also, suggest updating the date relating to known exploits.
Apply attached patch suggestion
--- patch-md5.1 begins here ---
--- md5.1.orig 2014-02-17 01:41:53.000000000 +0000
+++ md5.1 2014-03-29 09:35:16.000000000 +0000
@@ -63,12 +63,12 @@
This also means that
should not be used as part of a cryptographic signature scheme.
-At the current time (2009-01-06) there is no publicly known method to
+At the current time (2014-03-28) there is no publicly known method to
MD5, i.e., to find an input given a hash value.
-currently (2009-01-06) has no known collisions, but an attack has been
+currently (2014-03-28) has no known collisions, but an attack has been
found which is faster than a brute-force search, placing the security of
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
after the options are processed.
.Bl -tag -width indent
.It Fl c Ar string
-Compare files to this md5 string.
+Compare the files message digest to this string.
(Note that this option is not yet useful if multiple files are specified.)
.It Fl s Ar string
Print a checksum of the given
--- patch-md5.1 ends here ---
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