Author gvanrossum
Recipients Guido, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2014-12-16.01:09:08
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I'd be much worried about attack scenarios if this function was part of the standard library. But it's not -- the stdlib's % operator uses completely different code. The most common use case is probably to generate error messages from extension modules -- and there the format is almost always a literal in the C code. (An adversary who can load a C extension doesn't need this exploit.)
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