Buffer overflows?

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Fri May 26 16:40:33 CEST 2000


In article <392A348E.7E31DD58 at stroeder.com>,
Michael Ströder  <michael at stroeder.com> wrote:
>
>Some server software written in Python (e.g. Medusa) claims in its
>documentation to be more secure than software written in C regarding
>buffer overflows.
>
>Well, it's obvious that there are no problems with string buffers
>(like strcpy() in C) within pure Python code. But many modules (e.g.
>socket) are wrapping C code. How about these modules? Are there any
>security reviews of the C code of the Python library?

I haven't seen any response to this, so I'm reposting it in case it just
got lost in the noise.
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