Is python buffer overflow proof?

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Tue Aug 4 12:58:03 CEST 2009


John Nagle wrote:
>     A more useful question is whether the standard libraries are being
> run through any of the commercial static checkers for possible buffer
> overflows.

The CPython interpreter is constantly checked with 
http://www.coverity.com/. Although Python is used for critical stuff at 
large companies like Apple, Google and NASA, only a few critical bugs in 
the C code have been found in the last couple of years.




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