Re: Executing untrusted scripts in a sandboxed environment

Discussion in 'Python' started by Rodrick Brown, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. On Oct 5, 2012, at 6:32 PM, Robin Krahl <> wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to execute untrusted scripts in my Python application. To avoid security issues, I want to use a sandboxed environment. This means that the script authors have no access to the file system. They may only access objects, modules and classes that are "flagged" or "approved" for scripting.
    >
    > I read that I will not be able to do this with Python scripts. (See SandboxedPython page in the Python wiki [0] and several SE.com questions, e. g. [1].) So my question is: What is the best way to "embed" a script engine ina sandboxed environment that has access to the Python modules and classes that I provide?


    Checkout udacity.com I think there is a writeup on stackoverflow on
    how they accomplished their sandbox runtime env.

    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Robin
    >
    > [0] http://wiki.python.org/moin/SandboxedPython
    > [1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3068139/how-can-i-sandbox-python-in-pure-python
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    Rodrick Brown, Oct 6, 2012
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