[New-bugs-announce] [issue31883] Cygwin: heap corruption bug in wcsxfrm
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Fri Oct 27 09:42:11 EDT 2017
New submission from Erik Bray <erik.m.bray at gmail.com>:
There is an acknowledged bug in Cygwin's implementation of wcsxfrm()  that can cause heap corruption in certain cases. This bug has since been fixed in Cygwin 2.8.1-1  and all current and future releases. However, that was relatively recent (July 2017) so it may still crop up.
I also have a workaround for this from the Python side, but rather than clutter the code with workarounds for platform-specific bugs I think it suffices just to skip the test in this case.
title: Cygwin: heap corruption bug in wcsxfrm
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