chntpw - NT SAM password recovery utility

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main i386
Package name: chntpw
Package version: 0.99.6
Package release: 2
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 136 B
Download size: 47.52 KB
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This little program provides a way to view information and change user passwords in a Windows NT/2000 user database file. Old passwords need not be known since they are overwritten. In addition it also contains a simple registry editor (same size data writes) and an hex-editor which enables you to fiddle around with bits and bytes in the file as you wish. If you want GNU/Linux bootdisks for offline password recovery you can add this utility to custom image disks or use those provided at the tools homepage.



    Binary package: chntpw_0.99.6-2_i386.deb
    Source package: chntpw

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/sbin/chntpw
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/HISTORY.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/README.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/chntpw/regedit.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/chntpw.8.gz


    2010-03-13 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.6-2) unstable; urgency=low * Add patches provided by Fedora to fix regex -x crahses, see The patches included are: chntpw-080526-correct-test-for-failing-open-syscall.patch chntpw-080526-detect-failure-to-write-key.patch chntpw-080526-get_abs_path.patch chntpw-080526-keyname-overflow.patch chntpw-080526-no-value.patch chntpw-080526-port-to-gcrypt-debian.patch chntpw-080526-reged-no-deref-null.patch chntpw-080526-robustness.patch

    2010-03-13 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #503908) - Fixes bug in 64-bit architectures (Closes: #539227) (LP: #293809) * Create debian/README.source to describe the usage of quilt * Update FAQ contents with latest upstream version (updated 080526) * Move the "improve documentation" patch to quilt, it is currently disabled until we get an answer from upstream * Definition of optimisation for the compiler is now done in debian/rules and not in the Makefile * Update homepage location and upstream's email in debian/copyright * Update homepage location in the manpage [ Changes by Philippe Coval <> ] * Merged Tanguy Ortolo's manpage patch that updates the debian/chntpwd.8 manpage with additional information such as the SAM database location (Closes: #569943) * Refresh debian/patches (Closes: #538574) * Add debian/watch

    2008-05-19 - Paul Wise <> chntpw (0.99.5-0+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload with the maintainers permission. * New upstream release - This release is GPLed, move to main - It links to OpenSSL without the exception, port to libgcrypt - It contains a binary statically linked to OpenSSL, remove it in the get-orig-source target to create a clean orig.tar.gz - The combination of these things closes: #419821 * Drop faq.html, bootdisk.html and syskey.txt, we don't necessarily have permission from upstream to distribute them. * Move the homepage to the new source field * Bump Standards-Version (no changes needed) to version 3.8.4 * Switch to debhelper compatibility level 5 * Add ${misc:Depends} to the dependencies * Fix a couple of manual page lintian warnings * Don't make clean when there is no Makefile * Clean up the debian/rules file a bit * Distribute HISTORY.txt as the upstream changelog

    2007-08-25 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #419821) - new version is GPLd (chntpwd) and LGPLd (ntreg library), move to main * Add a Homepage to debian/control * Change the maintainer's email address at debian/control * Repackage the sources removing the chntpwd.static program * Update the HTML files (faq, bootdisk, etc) * Added author's email address to the copyright * Cleanup the debian/rules file

    2006-11-27 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.3-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #390025) * Added a space in front of the Homepage in debian/control as requested by the Developer's Reference * Update (from the developer's website) the FAQ and assorted documentation. * Use debhelper compatibility version 4 * Update Standards-Version (no changes needed) * Remove non-ASCII chars from manpage to prevent encoding issues.

    2005-04-07 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.2-4) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed FTFBFS errors when compiling with gcc-4 (in amd64) with patch from Andreas Jochens (Closes: #297271)

    2004-08-27 - Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> chntpw (0.99.2-3) unstable; urgency=low * Compile using -O2 (Closes: #255140)