Perl taint issue and instability
maxsec at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 18:44:43 IST 2011
latest perl code being more strict than before.
Latest Beta and the -U flag should sort it.
On 1 October 2011 18:05, Jeremy McSpadden <jeremy at fluxlabs.net> wrote:
> I'm on the same boat. I have several servers which have taint issues.
> Mostly faults at File.pm and scanning attachments. I'm not a programmer, and
> unfortunately cannot help. It sucks. I'm not sure where the breakage is. If
> its MS causing deprecated code, or is it actually perl?
> Jeremy McSpadden
> On Oct 1, 2011, at 12:02 PM, "Dave Jones" <davejones70 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is anyone else frustrated with the taint issue causing MailScanner
> > I have 8 MailScanner servers -- half are CentOS 5 with Sendmail and the
> other half are SL6 using Postfix. My new boxes are running the latest
> version of MailScanner with the "#!/usr/bin/perl -I/usr/lib/MailScanner -U"
> > The SL6 servers running perl-5.10.1-119.el6.x86_64 are not stable.
> Icinga is constantly telling me to restart MailScanner on one of them every
> few days. I have a script that pushes out changes from a central location
> and runs "service MailScanner reload." Many times the reload fails causing
> me to have to manually run a full restart.
> > I know the Baruwa mailing also has many posts with the same problems.
> > Is MailScanner fixed and the problem is cause by the underlying perl
> modules that are not updated to run under perl 5.10?
> > I have been waiting for over 6 months to put my SL6 boxes into a full
> production load once they are stable but it's about time to reload them with
> SL5 to get back to perl 5.8.8 and stability.
> > Dave
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