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Id: 12357
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Queue: PathTools

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Subject: Loading Cwd taints $^O.
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$ perl -MScalar::Util=tainted -Twle 'print tainted $^O; require Cwd; print tainted $^O' 0 1 Cwd 3.04 and 3.06 on OS X (perl 5.8.1RC3) causes $^O to become tainted. It happens somewhere in the logic for figuring out if _backtick_cwd should be used (lines 331-336). On OS X _backtick_cwd() is chosen and that is the point where $^O becomes tainted. This causes problems with anything that assumes $^O is safe and loads Cwd such as URI::file->cwd. It appears to be a 5.8.1 bug. 5.8.6 does not have this problem.
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Yeah, probably because it uses -x in the same breath as using $^O. I'll make the fix, thanks for the catch. -Ken

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