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From:
David Golden
Date:
October 2, 2012 16:36
Subject:
Re: Security Issues in perl-5.16.x
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CAOeq1c915y4p-O6qB6=m_+bS3S35oQthC+VKRHHNnwFVovJaeA@mail.gmail.com
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Chip Salzenberg <rev.chip@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 6:12 AM, David Golden <xdg@xdg.me> wrote:
>> Imagine some poorly implemented web server
>> that dumps query parameters into %ENV
>
> That's not a useful starting case.  It is stunningly insecure, NULs or no NULs.

Agreed.  But I can't get my brain around where the risk of untainted
%ENV keys comes from -- so I'm looking for something implausible that
perhaps smarter people than I can work back from.


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