[Python-Dev] Status of the fix for the hash collision vulnerability

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Wed Jan 18 07:06:33 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:52 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de>wrote:

> > I plan to commit my fix to Python 3.3 if it is accepted. Then write a
> > simplified version to Python 3.2 and backport it to 3.1.
> I'm opposed to any change to the hash values of strings in maintenance
> releases, so I guess I'm opposed to your patch in principle.

Please at least consider his patch for 3.3 onwards then.  Changing the hash
seed per interpreter instance / process is the right thing to do going

What to do on maintenance releases is a separate discussion.

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