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eWeek: Is a New Vulnerability the Tip of the Perl Iceberg?

Dec 08, 2005, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Seltzer)

"Last week a serious vulnerability was revealed to relatively little attention from the press, or even from security circles. I think it's a real nasty one, especially in as much as it will go widely unpatched.

"The program at issue is the ubiquitous Perl programming language. Perl is a scripting language, which means a lot of things to different people, but I think the main characteristic is that it's interpreted in source form in a sort of virtual machine..."

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