[docs] [issue8855] Shelve documentation lacks security warning
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Sun May 30 02:53:54 CEST 2010
New submission from Longpoke <longpoke at gmail.com>:
Loading a shelve can cause arbitrary code to be executed  and other black magic (because it's backed by Pickle). Shouldn't there be a big fat warning at the top of the shelve documentation page?
Unless you're like me and assume anything to do with serialization in any language is insecure until proved otherwise, you aren't going to intuitively think there is anything wrong with "unshelving" untrusted data (unless you already know that Pickle is insecure).
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title: Shelve documentation lacks security warning
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