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Re: Security issues when allowing file upload via CGI

by davis (Vicar)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 20:32 UTC ( #129965=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Security issues when allowing file upload via CGI

You would want to make sure that you disallow execution of any file that the user uploads, otherwise the user could just upload a file that punts out your passwd file or whatever.
But off the top of my head, I can't see it being a major problem....
/me waits to be corrected :-)
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[GotToBTru]: you;ve answered it .. the expression is meant to be evaluated as written, it is not a symbol for a special operation
[LanX]: '&;@' is a parsing error
[GotToBTru]: by itself, yes, but used in sub pre(&;@) not so
[LanX]: &; is interpreted as a function call, but the @ has no meaning
[LanX]: OH
[LanX]: you are talking about signatures?
[GotToBTru]: yes, it turns out I am
[LanX]: http://perldoc. html#Prototypes
[GotToBTru]: that page, strangely enough, never mentions that construct
[LanX]: ; is for optional prototypes

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