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Re: Re: clean up/professionalism

by arturo (Vicar)
on Feb 13, 2001 at 18:48 UTC ( #58125=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: clean up/professionalism
in thread clean up/professionalism

If you can make sure the script runs under taint mode (it isn't just for CGIs!), then you've taken a significant step towards making your script secure. Taint mode (-T on the command or '#!' line) isn't a magic bullet, though. It can stop you from making some subtle mistakes, like using unexamined user input in eval or system (not just system) calls. See perldoc perlsec for more.

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