May 11, 2000, 12:41 PM
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Sys::Syslog and taint
I'm using Sys::Syslog for program logging and I have just started using the taint flag (we are trying to tighten up our code). With this combination Syslog will not work. I'm thinking that it's a perl bug, but I wanted to check before I sent off a bug report. I'm also wondering if there is a way around the problem.
The following is the more detailed info:
I'm running perl 5.00503
This is my test script:
$SCRIPT_ID = "testMod.cgi(000)";
print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";
&syslog('local3.info', "$SCRIPT_ID-1 Execution begun.");
When I run this script I get the 'document contained no data error' and the following message in the error log:
'Cannot get host name of local machine at /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/Sys/Syslog.pm
I tracked this down and found that the error is actually being generated from Sys::Hostname.
Everything works fine if I remove the -T flag.
Thanks in advance,