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What do I need to check to make sure I'm not letting anything slip by?

As described above, use both taint mode and CGI.pm as follows:

#!/usr/bin/perl -wT #warnings and taint mode now enabled use CGI; #you may now use the CGI methods.
It would scare me greatly if you copied this code from a company web page since those pages are now vunerable to a variety of DoS and hack attacks. CGI has tested-true functions for nearly everything you do above. It looks like you could reduce that program to 10 lines or less OF SECURE CODE!

On CGI security: If you're not using the inputted data in shell calls, then you're relatively safe. Taint mode specifically checks for this. Of course, some loser can still input some random schlop, so work your CGI with "valid entry or reject"/deny-allow in mind. As I said earlier, CGI.pm provides numerous functions for EXACTLY what you are doing (and doing incompletely), including character escaping, so click that link and read the docs on it.

AgentM Systems nor Nasca Enterprises nor Bone::Easy nor Macperl is responsible for the comments made by AgentM. Remember, you can build any logical system with NOR.

In reply to Re: Re: Re: Is this safe?? by AgentM
in thread Is this safe?? by SilverB1rd

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