I can report that after upgrade to Safe 2.15 that the problem still exists.
Nice. Your perl is 5.8.8? Could you please try the following test script?
my $comp = Safe->new; # never using it!
my $code = <<'EOT';
my $ret = eval($code);
print "$ret"; # should stringify the version
On my system with Safe 2.14 the script produces a SEGV:
$ perl test.pl
Use of inherited AUTOLOAD for non-method version::(""() is deprecated
+at test.pl line 13.
But with Safe 2.15 it runs fine.