Firewalling 90% complete & tested, questions about writing tone

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Sun May 2 17:23:43 PDT 2004


On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 16:08, Ian Molton wrote:
> On Sat, 01 May 2004 15:02:40 -0500
> Dagmar d'Surreal <dagmar.wants at nospam.com> wrote:
> 
> > Don't tell me you're actually trying to imply that perl is something
> > someone can exploit.  You really have to be using some rather broken
> > things for that to be even possible.
> 
> I dont see why the interpretter couldnt have bugs... and theres always the issue of programs (interpretted or otherwise) running with too many privelidges.

It can have bugs, but unless the admin has done something to give perl,
itself elevated privileges, their impact is generally restricted to the
user context in which it's being executed.  Only Steve Gibson reports
buffer overflow exploits that allow him to gain access to his own uid. 
;)
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