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Re: Security Issues in Perl IP Address distros

by jeffenstein (Friar)
on Mar 30, 2021 at 15:35 UTC ( #11130593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Security Issues in Perl IP Address distros

If I'm reading it correctly, it only affects you if you've configured something using octal IP addresses, or you are trusting textual IP address from remote users. Is it really a security issue in that case?

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Re^2: Security Issues in Perl IP Address distros
by choroba (Archbishop) on Mar 30, 2021 at 15:57 UTC
    From my limited experience from security, everything that has a potential to behave differently than expected is considered a security issue. After the original node issue was published, I can imagine lots of people and robots trying entering dangerous IPs everywhere just to see what happens.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

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