[Python-Dev] PEP 476: Enabling certificate validation by default!

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Mon Sep 1 19:01:55 CEST 2014

On 01.09.2014 17:35, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Oh, now I get what you mean - yes, sitecustomize already poses the same
> kind of problem as the proposed sslcustomize (hence the existence of the
> related command line options).

If an attacker is able to place a module like sitecustomize.py in an
import directory or any .pth file in a site-packages directory than this
Python installation is compromised. .pth files are insidious because
they are always loaded and their code is always executed. I don't see
how sslcustomize is going to make a difference here.

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