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Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:40:10 +0200
From: Matthias Weckbecker <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: ruby file creation due in insertion of illegal NUL character

On Friday 12 October 2012 22:50:41 Vincent Danen wrote:
> Just noticed this today on ruby's web site:
> The fix is located here:
> I don't see a CVE name associated with the announcement or commit, so
> I don't believe one has been assigned.

Technically, this would also apply to Perl (at least with 5.12.3). Or am I
missing the point?

  $ perl -we 'open $fh, "+>", "perl\0foo"; print $fh "x"x2; close $fh'
  $ ls perl

If the third parameter is double-quoted. I wouldn't call it a vulnerability 
though. Just wanted to note it.


Matthias Weckbecker, Senior Security Engineer, SUSE Security Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg, Germany
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