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cgi security checks / maintaining state



May 27, 2003, 1:53 AM

Post #1 of 2 (1473 views)
cgi security checks / maintaining state Can't Post

I'm a new cgi programmer and have written a few scripts that allow a user to create a website and transfer scripts to their site.

It has a shopping cart which is only half way finished. Before I complete the code which gathers items added to the cart I would like to know if their is a more efficient way than cookies to maintain state .

Also I use sockets to transfer some scripts if requested by the user. Is this safe? The perl script is written to the users disk, then the user is redirected to that page.

Can I be sued if my code is hacked and someone's data is lost or security is breached?

And last, can a more advanced user check my code before I post it. Or is there a service that does this?


Jun 3, 2003, 6:13 PM

Post #2 of 2 (1462 views)
Re: [microwebber] cgi security checks / maintaining state [In reply to] Can't Post

I personlly like Check CPAN.

It allows you to use either database or flat file to maintain state. Bonus is all info is stored on the server not in cookies. Take a look.

I suggest a wrapper around the module to do simple error checking and implementation.


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