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Curious About Perl Taint Check

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by carliebentley, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. carliebentley

    carliebentley Guest

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    I've been digging through all the conf files and the conf file for perl has an option as follows:

    # Uncomment this line to enable taint checking globally. When Perl is
    # running in taint mode various checks are performed to reduce the
    # risk of insecure data being passed to a subshell or being used to
    # modify the filesystem. Unfortunatly many Perl modules are not
    # taint-safe, so you should exercise care before enabling it on a
    # production server.
    #
    #PerlTaintCheck On

    Would it be possible to enable this (by uncommenting it) to further help prevent Perl vulnerabilities?

    Anyone fooled with this? Or is there anyone with a test box that could try enabling this and see how it affects Plesk 8 and daily operation?
     
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