[FWTools] FWTools 2.2.6 Windows 32 bit, Python 2.3.4

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Oct 29 19:32:05 EDT 2008

Greg_Barrett at ak.blm.gov wrote:
> Is FWTools 2.2.6 affected by the following buffer overrun vulnerability in
> python build 2.3.4? Details here:
> http://www.python.org/news/security/PSF-2006-001/
>  I'm trying to get the current FWTools build through our software approval
> process and this has been flagged as an potential issue.


Well, if it is python 2.3.4 in FWTools then the security advisory seems
to indicate it is an issue.  But it should only have an impact if
externally supplied UCS-4 strings are passed through repr().  Do you
use Python scripts to process externally supplied data?

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