[New-bugs-announce] [issue7080] locale.strxfrm raises MemoryError

egreen report at bugs.python.org
Thu Oct 8 01:01:43 CEST 2009

New submission from egreen <egreen at operamail.com>:

The strxfrm function in the locale module can potentially raise a

The failing malloc is in Modules/_localemodule.c, line 291.

This is because the variable n0 of type Py_ssize_t is passed to
PyArg_ParseTuple, which expects an int when PY_SSIZE_T_CLEAN is not defined.

Patch attached, which also fixes an unrelated memory leak.

components: Library (Lib)
files: strxfrm_MemoryError.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 93728
nosy: egreen, loewis
severity: normal
status: open
title: locale.strxfrm raises MemoryError
type: crash
versions: Python 3.1, Python 3.2
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file15078/strxfrm_MemoryError.patch

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