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Re: Re: Why use taint

by rob_au (Abbot)
on Mar 10, 2002 at 01:24 UTC ( [id://150639] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Why use taint
in thread Errors in my (simple?) CGI Script!

While not as absolute as a taint pragma, the Taint module offers the ability to introduce taint checkpoints in your code. For example:

use Taint; warn "Oops" if tainted $num, @ids; kill $num, @ids;

While not as encompassing as a taint pragma, these checkpoints, if placed correctly can tighten up your code without invoking the entire script with the -T. The use of this module however does require some forethought and understanding of tainted data and identification of vunerable execution points within your code.

 

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