Warning toned down on Perl app flaws

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The Perl Foundation has toned down a warning on a type of vulnerability commonly found in applications written in the Perl programming language.

Two weeks after experts sounded an alarm on so-called "format string flaws" in Perl applications, changes have been made to Perl. These updates ensure that such flaws can't be used as a conduit to run malicious code on target systems, Andy Lester, a spokesman for the Perl Foundation and co-author of the book "Pro Perl Debugging," said on Thursday.

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