[issue13703] Hash collision security issue

Barry A. Warsaw report at bugs.python.org
Tue Jan 3 20:36:50 CET 2012

New submission from Barry A. Warsaw <barry at python.org>:

This is already publicly known and in deep discussion on python-dev.  The proper fix is still TBD.  Essentially, hash collisions can be exploited to DoS a web framework that automatically parses input forms into dictionaries.

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components: Interpreter Core
messages: 150522
nosy: barry, benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl
priority: release blocker
severity: normal
status: open
title: Hash collision security issue
type: security
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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