2016-09-21 14:37 GMT+02:00 Rowan Collins <rowan.coll...@gmail.com>:
> On 21 September 2016 13:02:20 BST, Glenn Eggleton <geggl...@gmail.com>
> >What if we had some sort of configuration limit on collision length?
> Previous discussions have come to the conclusion that the difference
> between normal collision frequency and sufficient for a DoS is so large
> that the only meaningful settings would be on or off. e.g. the proposed
> limit is 1000, and randomly inserting millions of rows produces about 12.
> The problem with long running applications is not that they need to raise
> the limit, it's that they need to handle the error gracefully if they are
> in fact under attack. Because hash tables are so ubiquitous in the engine,
> there's no guarantee that that's possible, so an attacker would have the
> ability to crash the process with the limit turned on, or hang the CPU with
> the limit turned off.
Another suggestion by Markus Staab is to move the code into the SAPIs and
have SipHash in CLI and the current hash function in e.g. Apache's SAPI.
Since long running applications use only the CLI, it would be fine for them
and it wouldn't even need a compile flag.