[issue4298] pickle segfault or MemoryError on invalid input

Hagen Fürstenau report at bugs.python.org
Tue Nov 11 16:07:51 CET 2008

New submission from Hagen Fürstenau <hfuerstenau at gmx.net>:

On a 64-bit build pickle.loads segfaults on the following bytes. (Same
for pickle.load on a corresponding file.) On a 32-bit build there is
only a MemoryError.

Python 3.0rc2 (r30rc2:67114, Nov 10 2008, 12:09:54)
[GCC 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-27)] on linux2
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>>> import pickle
>>> pickle.loads(bytes([0x58, 0, 0, 0, 0x54]))
Segmentation fault

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 75743
nosy: hagen
severity: normal
status: open
title: pickle segfault or MemoryError on invalid input
type: crash
versions: Python 3.0

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