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Re: Use of system() considered harmful

by sgifford (Prior)
on Jun 06, 2008 at 22:43 UTC ( #690776=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Use of system() considered harmful

It's also worth noting that using taint mode and a little care will help prevent insecure arguments from doing nasty things to the shell when running system.

Update: Clarified the types of security bugs taint mode helps with.

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[atcroft]: Sounds like it will make display modifications a little easier when you are done, at least.
[Lady_Aleena]: Well, some of the data returned is taylored for the printing of certain elements.

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