Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238581
careless use of gethostbyname() in Socket.xs
Last modified: 2008-03-27 03:15:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Socket::inet_aton() does not the length of data returned by gethostbyname()
before copying it. See the link to PerlBug for details.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
5.8.8-4 (other versions are affected as well)
Easily when you LD_PRELOAD a broken implementation of gethostbyname(). :)
This should be fixed once we move to perl 5.10 -- the fix is already in
perl-5.8.8-38.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
perl-5.8.8-38.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update perl'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2580
perl-5.8.8-38.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.