More taint mode problems (please help)
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Mon Jan 11 13:03:50 GMT 2010
On 07/01/2010 13:57, mog wrote:
> On 06/01/2010 16:56, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> On Tue, January 5, 2010 8:54 am, mog wrote:
>>> Ya, you need to use MailScanner-4.79.4 which was available a couple
>>> weeks ago from ports. It will work then.
>> It wont work correctly, I'm the person thats been maintaining FreeBSD
>> mailscanner port for the last few versions, please stop spreading false
>> information. This also isn't specific to perl on FreeBSD, Linux users
>> reported this issue as well.
>> While MS will start and will appear to work, certain attachments
>> to be zip files) will trigger a taint mode error. See my original post.
>> Since the MS community isn't addressing this, i have made a work around
>> which runs the master script as he run as user, this disabled taint
>> The new port should be available shortly.
> Oh right, so unfortunately the problem still hasn't been fully
> overcome. Sorry, I was not aware of this until now and thought
> everything was working fine when using the lastest MailScanner version
> and perl 5.10.1 - based on the following extract from one of your
> previous messages and upgrades I'd done myself:
> "FreeBSD admins rejoice, you can finally update perl without breaking
> MailScanner. I have tested the latest version and it works great. I've
> also submited a pr to update the port so it will be available soon."
> I hope that wasn't your intention, but I find myself being slightly
> offended by being accused of spreading false information. I also
> maintain FreeBSD ports so can appreciate the difficulties in porting
> software and would *never* knowingly distribute incorrect information;
> all it would have taken was for someone to point out the
> misunderstanding (which in an unpleasant way you did, so thanks for
> that I guess). I'd like to express my apologies to anyone who may have
> been caught up in the confusion, I think I may have been thrown by the
> previous post at the time as it mentions using an old version of Perl.
> As it happens, we are also today beginning to notice the problems you
> describe whereby some messages containing attachments are not
> successfully scanned and delivered. I'm not sure if Julian is aware of
> the problems yet but hopefully he might be able to shed some light on
> it when he's back. *fingers crossed*
> Obviously this problem will be affecting a lot of people but
> unfortunately I don't know much about Perl at all. If there's anything
> else I can do to help (like testing port patches etc), please let me
> Kind regards,
What are the outstanding taint-related problems?
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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