libstring-compare-constanttime-perl - module for protecting string comparison from timing attacks

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libstring-compare-constanttime-perl
Package version: 0.310
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 23 B
Download size: 11.81 KB
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String::Compare::ConstantTime provides one function, equals(), which takes two strings of the same lengh as arguments. It will return true if they are string-wise identical and false otherwise, just like eq. However, comparing any two differing strings will take a fixed amount of time, unlike eq.


    Source package: libstring-compare-constanttime-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libstring-compare-constanttime-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libstring-compare-constanttime-perl


    • /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20/String/Compare/
    • /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20/auto/String/Compare/ConstantTime/
    • /usr/share/doc/libstring-compare-constanttime-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libstring-compare-constanttime-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libstring-compare-constanttime-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man3/String::Compare::ConstantTime.3pm.gz


    2014-10-18 - gregor herrmann <> libstring-compare-constanttime-perl (0.310-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Team upload. [ gregor herrmann ] * Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * Update Vcs-Browser URL to cgit web frontend [ gregor herrmann ] * New upstream release. * Add debian/upstream/metadata * Update years of upstream copyright. * Mark package as autopkgtest-able. * Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.6.

    2013-06-25 - Alexandre Mestiashvili <> libstring-compare-constanttime-perl (0.300-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release. Closes: #714062