On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 12:33 PM, INADA Naoki <songofacandy@gmail.com> wrote:
It will broke hash randomization.

See also: https://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2017-11499/

I'm not enough of a security expert to know how much that matters in this case, but I suppose one could do a bit of post-proccessing on the image to randomize the hashes? or is that just insane?

Also -- I wasn't thinking it would be a pre-build binary blob that everyone used -- but one built on the fly on an individual system, maybe once per reboot, or once per shell instance even. So if you are running, e.g. hg a bunch of times in a shell, does it matter that the instances are all identical?



Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

Emergency Response Division
NOAA/NOS/OR&R            (206) 526-6959   voice
7600 Sand Point Way NE   (206) 526-6329   fax
Seattle, WA  98115       (206) 526-6317   main reception