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Re: having horrors untainting a path string for moving a file

by virtualsue (Vicar)
on Mar 14, 2006 at 18:39 UTC ( #536668=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to having horrors untainting a path string for moving a file

Insecure $ENV{PATH} while running with -T switch at move.cgi line 148

This error message is trying to tell you to tighten down the $PATH environment setting. What I do is set $ENV{PATH} to '' (clear it) and use a known _absolute_ path for every external program being executed. /bin/mv, /bin/rm, etc. Taint is trying to protect you from being easy prey for a trojan horse attack.

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