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Re^3: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?

by Joost (Canon)
on Sep 06, 2007 at 19:39 UTC ( #637514=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
in thread How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?

Regardless of the problems that running SUID programs (and SUID interpreted scripts in particular) can cause, note that you need to have root permissions in order to make anything SUID root.

I might as well claim that all languages are insecure because I could code something destructive and run it using sudo.

These kinds of issues should, for the most part, be solved by using sane system administrator (to make the policies) and a sane OS (to enforce the policies).

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Re^4: How to answer "Perl is not secure" objections?
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Sep 06, 2007 at 19:59 UTC
    sane system administrator

    I know all those words but that phrase makes no sense . . .

    (Says the still recovering mostly-former sysadmin . . . :)

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[erix]: ah, thanks Discipulus
[1nickt]: erix perhaps you could kindly point out your technique to roho and everyone will be happy.
[Discipulus]: but i'm also animalist, so i' hirted by 1nickt's sig: The way forward always starts with a mammal test... grin..
[erix]: I might if I did remember. It's probably somewhere in the site docs
[uhClem]: I don't favor that sort of thing around here but the place for our politics is wherever we live.
[uhClem]: And besides, the objection to it was off-topic.
[Discipulus]: 1nickt hide signature is a positive action; i think is not a solution here

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