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Id: 41211
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: Encode

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: MARKOV [...]

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Subject: unarm dangerous characters
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I am trying to make Sys::Syslog safer. It has two problems: 1) logged strings are passed-on to the kernel in "perl internal format" 2) dangerous characters are not escaped. The first part is easy to solve: just use encode(). The second, however, calls for a module which translates \0x1b into <esc> or \b. Whatever syslog receives is written to logfiles. When root opens these logfiles, the escape codes will get executed. So we have to block escape-codes client-side. So: we need a very simple "encode"-like module to do the job, preferrably written in C. For me, it seems a good plan to have it included in your distribution. But you may have an other solution? Sincerely, MarkOv
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The module offers two functions that might satisfy this need, cstring() and perlstring(). If you specify your desired escaping I'll take a crack at it. RFC 5137 recommends U+NNNN[N[N]] syntax, <>. -- chansen

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