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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:05:14 +0400
From: Alexander Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: WordPress 3.5.1 denial of service

On 2013-06-12 17:11, Solar Designer wrote:
> Arguably, library code should reject the most insane parameter values.
> For example, musl libc - - version 0.9.10
> rejects bcrypt's log2(cost)>  19 and limits SHA-crypt's rounds count
> to<  10M for this reason (original SHA-crypt limits to<  1 billion).

On a related note: shouldn't John the Ripper also reject hashes with 
insane run-time or memory cost parameters?

Alexander Cherepanov

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