Is python buffer overflow proof?

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Tue Aug 4 13:23:12 CEST 2009


* Jizzai (Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:50:14 GMT)
> Is a _pure_ python program buffer overflow proof?

You cannot create "your own" buffer overflow in Python as you can in C 
and C++ but your code could still be vulnerable if the underlying Python 
construct is written in C. See [1] for instance.

Thorsten
[1] http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200610-07.xml



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