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From jacobwil <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] incubator-pirk pull request #111: [PIRK-74] Close Hash Key information leak
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:26:02 GMT
GitHub user jacobwil opened a pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/incubator-pirk/pull/111

    [PIRK-74] Close Hash Key information leak

    From the [JIRA issue](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIRK-74): 
    
    > Given that “If we have hash collisions over our selector set, we will append integers
to the key starting with 0 until we no longer have collisions” if an attacker sees that
the hash key is one with integers on the end and the space for selectors is well defined (or
the attacker has a hunch about what the actually-selected selector space looks like) they
could feed either all or subsets of their probable-selector pool into the keyed hash function
given keys with lower integers and look for collisions. The higher the key has been incremented
the more leaks possible (it’s unlikely the same two selectors caused collisions with different
hash keys).
    
    
    Also uncovered and fixed a bug where the replacement hash key selected after a collision
wasn't saved back to the QueryInfo object. 

You can merge this pull request into a Git repository by running:

    $ git pull https://github.com/jacobwil/incubator-pirk PIRK-74

Alternatively you can review and apply these changes as the patch at:

    https://github.com/apache/incubator-pirk/pull/111.patch

To close this pull request, make a commit to your master/trunk branch
with (at least) the following in the commit message:

    This closes #111
    
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commit db2e69ed5ab967da116896f8f902f0b3eaf2baf6
Author: Jacob Wilder <jacobwilder@apache.org>
Date:   2016-10-18T21:59:14Z

    Knowledge of the final hashkey used no longer allows an attacker to attempt to guess which
selectors collided in previous hashkey attempts

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