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Notes about Python Security.

tav's jail

Zope security

Taint mode

Nicole King ( wrote a taint mode for CPython 3.0: Python Taint Management.


=> ncoghlan: PyPy is still a *much* better platform for that kind of experimentation than CPython

See also the presentation: Securing Python: Controling the abilities of the interpreter, PyCon US 2007, Brett Cannon and Eric Wohlstadter

Related issue: Taint a la Perl?.

Python Security Response Team

Some members:

Email: security AT

Controlling Access to Resources Within The Python Interpreter


Unsafe modules



Victor Stinner wrote a fuzzer called Fusil to test Python. It already helped to fix many bugs. fusil-python works on Python 2.4 .. 3.0.

Fusil was also used on PyPy (Finding Bugs in PyPy with a Fuzzer).

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