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Hi, 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:
#!/usr/bin/perl -wT
use Sys::Syslog;


$SCRIPT_ID = "testMod.cgi(000)";
print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";
&openlog($ProcName,"pid,cons,nowait", "local0");
&syslog('local3.info', "$SCRIPT_ID-1 Execution begun.");
&closelog();
print "HELLO";
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 line 248' 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,
Shane Corgatelli
shane@icserv.net

In reply to Problems with Sys::Syslog and taint by Anonymous Monk

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