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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:05:58 -0400
From: "Brian Eaton" <eaton.lists@...il.com>
To: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Python 2.5 (Modules/zlib) minigzip local
	buffer overflow vulnerability

On 3/15/07, Ismail Dönmez <ismail@...dus.org.tr> wrote:
> On Thursday 15 March 2007 04:26:29 James Matthews wrote:
> > and you would think some bugs we got rid of in open source software!
>
> str{cpy,cat,...} which don't take an size attribute should be removed from
> standard libc, I don't see why people still insist on using this insecure
> variants.

You could ask the same question on why people insist on writing new
code in C and C++.

It's what they know how to do.  For most projects it's not necessary,
and it's not good, but it is familiar.

Regards,
Brian

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