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Re: Bug#622817: perl: CVE-2011-1487: taint laundering in lc, uc

On Fri, 2011-04-22 at 12:29 +0100, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 08:52:31AM +0300, Niko Tyni wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 04:18:36PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >  http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/171010
> > 
> > I'm therefore downgrading the severity.
> > 
> > > If this bug fixes any actual vulnerabilities, such a backport will
> > > break applications, hard.  Therefore, I would prefer to let it soak in
> > > unstable/testing for some time, to see what happens.
> > 
> > OK, let's do that. Thanks and sorry for rushing things a bit.
> Perhaps it would make sense to upload this fix to s-p-u and o-p-u
> instead (after a suitable soak period). Release team, any thoughts?

If the security team aren't going to be issuing a DSA for it then we
could certainly look at a stable update.

I do share Florian's concern about the potential breakage as a result of
the change.  Do we have any idea how many packages in {old,}stable would
be affected and to what degree?  Particularly in the case of oldstable,
with its four month update cycle, fixing packages broken by the change
could be somewhat painful.



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