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Why am I seeing a security exploit?

Why am I seeing a security exploit?

Posted Apr 4, 2013 16:20 UTC (Thu) by jimparis (subscriber, #38647)
In reply to: Why am I seeing a security exploit? by bronson
Parent article: Widening ext4's readdir() cookie

The odds of two hashes colliding may be 1 in 10^18, but this grows with the number of files. With 60,000 files it's 1 in 10^10. Make up a use case where you're frequently creating or recreating directories with that many files, and it's not far fetched to expect someone to run into a collision pretty soon.

(numbers from http://preshing.com/20110504/hash-collision-probabilities)


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