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Re: Overflowing Scripts fail to work
From: "Gilles DEMARTY" <gilles.demarty () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 08:30:57 +0200

2006/4/22, Paul Sebastian Ziegler <psz () observed de>:
Hallo list!
[snip]

Now when I'm running it I get no overflow at all:


Hi paul.

It is the same for any language that doesn't need an initialisation
before use. Python (but it's the same for Perl, or other kind of
languages) initialize "enough space" to handle this String whichever
the string length is. Even if you concatenate Strings, it would still
"extends" the space of this String to handle it. It is most likely you
would run to out of memory before being able to raise a BO on it that
way.

Don't misunderstand my point, It is still possible to do a buffer
overflow with Python (see google "Buffer overflow python") but it is
not as trivial as with C.


Hope this helps.

Gilles.

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