Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 510127
perl taint bug
Last modified: 2010-01-20 06:26:42 EST
Upstream spamassassin says our perl is effected by a tainting bug. While they have worked around the problem for now, we should verify that Fedora 12 does not generally have this problem.
In upstream ticket was attached new patch for spam-assassin. Would it be working only with fix in SA or have I apply patch to perl?
They are working around it in spamassassin, but they point out that this is a bug in perl.
This should be fixed in rawhide. Please test the latest perl build with patch mentioned in upstream spam assassin ticket.
Please let me know whether this change helped.
The workaround is in perl package. What's the correct solution? They will fix it in upstream of perl or upstream of spamassassin?
I applied patch long time ago, so I believe it's working if no-one had any comments. Closing bug for F-12 with fix in perl-4:5.10.0-77 and higher.
Created attachment 373380 [details]
a patch to work around this bug
For the record, this is that patch introduced in perl-5.10.0-77.
The attachment from perl-5.10.0-77 proved to cause weird problems, see bug #528572, so it is safer to back it out. It was a workaround for one particular instance of the problem, anyway.
The real problem is discussed upstream:
As of now, no solution for this bug is available.
Since SpamAssassin contain a work aruound for this issue, I do not think this has to be F-12 blocker.
I suppose this was also fixed by perl-5.10.1.