[Python-ideas] Secure string disposal (maybe other inmutable seq types too?)

Ezequiel Brizuela [aka EHB or qlixed] qlixed at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 15:55:07 EDT 2018

El sáb., 23 de jun. de 2018 10:58, Stephan Houben <stephanh42 at gmail.com>

> Would it not be much simpler and more secure to just disable core dumps?
> /etc/security/limits.conf on Linux.
> If the attacker can cause and read a core dump, the game seems over anyway
> since sooner or later he will catch the core dump at a time the string was
> not yet deleted.

Thing is that this could be leaked in other ways, not just on a core.
Additiinally there is the case when you need a core to debug the issue, you
could be sharing sensitive info without knowing it.
Also is not always an option disabling core generation.
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