[Python-Dev] Hash collision security issue (now public)

Fred Drake fdrake at acm.org
Thu Dec 29 14:30:55 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:
> Persistence layers like ZODB and cross interpreter communication
> channels used by multiprocessing may (!) rely on the fact that the hash
> of a string is fixed.

ZODB does not rely on a fixed hash function for strings; for any application
to rely on a stable hash would cause problems when updating Python versions.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at acm.org>
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