cloudsecurity.org has an
with Guido van Rossum on the topics of
Google App Engine, Python and Security.
"cloudsecurity.org: I recently attended a fascinating talk by Justin Ferguson (a Seattle based security consultant) at eusecwest in London. He gave a great talk exploring security vulnerabilities in language interpreters and specifically highlighted some security weaknesses in Python App Engine. What are your thoughts on his research and specifically the Python issues he highlighted? When do you anticipate they will get fixed?
GvR: Weve anticipated all of the possibilities raised in Justins talk, and took measures to protect our users. Justin highlighted weaknesses in Python, but not in App Engine. Furthermore, our security model does not rely solely upon protections within the Python interpreter; there are additional protections that these external analyses have missed.
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