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Id: 127657
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Severity: Important
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Fixed in: 0.15



Subject: security risk: wrong module can be loaded when using @ModuleDirs
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@ModuleDirs only adjusts what directories are searched in, not what directories the module is loaded from... so if you search in one directory but the same module name exists in @INC, the 'eval "require $m"' will load the wrong file. This is a potential security risk. @INC should be localized to @ModuleDirs first, if it is set.
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Thank you for reporting this. This is indeed a potential security risk (and a functional bug) when using setmoduledirs to set an array of directories that does not include @INC. I've fixed it in 0.15.


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