Author gregory.p.smith
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Date 2012-01-21.23:42:29
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On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Antoine Pitrou <> wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou <> added the comment:
>> You said above that it should be hardcoded; if so, how can it be changed
>> at run-time from an environment variable?  Or am I misunderstanding.
> You're right, I used the wrong word. I meant it should be a constant
> independently of the dict size. But, indeed, not hard-coded in the
> source.
>> > > BTW, presumably if we do it, we should do it for sets as well?
>> >
>> > Yeah, and use the same env var / sys function.
>> Despite the "DICT" in the title?  OK.
> Well, dict is the most likely target for these attacks.

While true I wouldn't make that claim as there will be applications
using a set in a vulnerable manner. I'd prefer to see any such
environment variable name used to configure this behavior not mention
DICT or SET but just say HASHTABLE.  That is a much better bikeshed
color. ;)

I'm still in the hash seed randomization camp but I'm finding it
interesting all of the creative ways others are trying to "solve" this
problem in a way that could be enabled by default in stable versions
regardless. :)

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