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CNET News: Warning Toned Down on Perl App Flaws

Dec 16, 2005, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joris Evers)

[ Thanks to Jan Faber for this link. ]

"The Perl Foundation has toned down a warning on a type of vulnerability commonly found in applications written in the Perl programming language.

"Two weeks after experts sounded an alarm on so-called 'format string flaws' in Perl applications, changes have been made to Perl. These updates ensure that such flaws can't be used as a conduit to run malicious code on target systems, Andy Lester, a spokesman for the Perl Foundation and co-author of the book 'Pro Perl Debugging,' said on Thursday..."

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