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Re: Potentially insecure Perl scripts

Vincent Lefevre writes ("Potentially insecure Perl scripts"):
> I've just reported
>   https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=920269
> against gropdf (also reported upstream to bug-groff), about the use of
> the insecure null filehandle "<>" in Perl, which can lead to arbitrary
> command execution, e.g. when using wildcards.
> I've noticed that some other Perl scripts also use this filehandle and
> might be affected by the same issue.

OMFG.  This is worse than shellshock.

  $ perl -pe 's/^/got /' "whoami|"
  got iwj

This is completely mad and IMO the bug is in perl, not in all of the
millions of perl scripts that used <> thinking it was a sensible thing
to write.


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