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Date 2012-02-06.22:07:39
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On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Marc-Andre Lemburg

> Marc-Andre Lemburg <> added the comment:
> Alex Gaynor wrote:
> > Can't randomization just be applied to integers as well?
> A simple seed xor'ed with the hash won't work, since the attacks
> I posted will continue to work (just colliding on a different hash
> value).
> Using a more elaborate hash algorithm would slow down uses of
> numbers as dictionary keys and also be difficult to implement for
> non-integer types such as float, longs and complex numbers. The
> reason is that Python applications expect x == y => hash(x) == hash(y),
> e.g. hash(3) == hash(3L) == hash(3.0) == hash(3+0j).
> AFAIK, the randomization patch also doesn't cover tuples, which are
> rather common as dictionary keys as well, nor any of the other
> more esoteric Python built-in hashable data types (e.g. frozenset)
> or hashable data types defined by 3rd party extensions or
> applications (simply because it can't).
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There's no need to cover any container types, because if their constituent
types are securely hashable then they will be as well.  And of course if
the constituent types are unsecure then they're directly vulnerable.

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