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Id: 18040
Status: resolved
Worked: 10 min
Priority: 0/
Queue: Module-Install

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Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: 0.59
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: bundled Module::Install leaks private information
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Moin, each bundled Module::Install containts things like: #line 1 "/home/username/path/Image-Info-1.20/inc/Module/Install.pm - /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Module/Install.pm" This leaks private information about the developer and his machine to the outside world, like: * local username * used operating system (indirectly) and directory layout * local development directory name(s) * locally used perl version Not everyone wishes to disclose (all/some of) these things, and the doc doesn't make it aware that these things are in fact included with the bundled module version. Best wishes, Tels
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Commented out the lines generating that debugging information (since there's no actual debugging mechanism). Will appear in Module::Install 0.60


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