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Re: Blatant security problem in certain CPAN module installs

by runrig (Abbot)
on May 03, 2004 at 20:51 UTC ( #350131=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Blatant security problem in certain CPAN module installs

E.g., this is what is fetched and then eval'd for CGI-Builder:

# # ; print << "EOS" I hope you will appreciate CGI::Builder 1.2. If you have any problem with this installation, please report it at http:://perl.4pro.net EOS #
The eval seems completely unnecessary, it seems like he could just as easily fetch just the message itself, and then print it from Makefile.PL instead of using eval.


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