[Python-Dev] Status of the fix for the hash collision vulnerability
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Jan 14 02:17:08 CET 2012
On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:57:42 -0800
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Hm... I started out as a big fan of the randomized hash, but thinking more
> about it, I actually believe that the chances of some legitimate app having
> >1000 collisions are way smaller than the chances that somebody's code will
> break due to the variable hashing.
Breaking due to variable hashing is deterministic: you notice it as
soon as you upgrade (and then you use PYTHONHASHSEED to disable
variable hashing). That seems better than unpredictable breaking when
some legitimate collision chain happens.
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