Welcome to Perl 5 Porters Weekly, a summary of the email traffic of the
perl5-porters email list.
This week’s topics are:
- Perl 5.12.5 is now available
- no easy link to quick hacking recipe?
- -DNO_TAINT_SUPPORT in blead
Perl 5.12.5 is now available
Dominic Hargreaves announced that perl 5.12.5 is now available on a CPAN
mirror near you. He writes:
This release is primarily a security fix release, according to the maintenance policy for Perl 5. Three security fixes are included: - Encode decode_xs n-byte heap-overflow (CVE-2011-2939) - File::Glob::bsd_glob() memory error with GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC (CVE-2011-2728) - Heap buffer overrun in 'x' string repeat operator (CVE-2012-5195)
More details about the release can be found in the perldelta document.
no easy link to quick hacking recipe?
Dave Mitchell proposed adding a section in perl’s README about submitting
quick patches to Perl’s source code, since there doesn’t seem to be a direct
link to it, although it turns out there’s a section entitled “SUPER QUICK
PATCH GUIDE” in perlhack.
-DNO_TAINT_SUPPORT in blead
Steffen Mueller announced he’d pushed his no-taint patch to blead, although
there is currently no direct support for it in the Configure script.