October 2012 Archives

Is there a list of CERT advisories keyed to fixed Perl versions?

Is there a list of CERT advisories for Perl and the corresponding version in which p5p fixed them? I know that they have responded to almost all of the serious advisories with the patched versions for even the "unmaintained" versions.

I was wondering about that last week as I was reviewing a code base that runs on v5.8, a common situation for companies with big Perl applications that have been around for awhile. I'd like to have some chart that shows which vulnerabilities you have based on your Perl version.

I figure someone might have this somewhere, so I haven't done the wor…

Endorsing Perl skills

LinkedIn recently changed its endorsements so that you can target specific skills in your connections. I was presented with some prompts that I found amusing, as if the entire universe already knew this:

Of course, LinkedIn is a trust network. Things like these endorsements, or the CPAN Developers Group and the ="ht…

Find my signature in Google NY

Find my signature in the Google NY office, tell me where it is (you're not supposed to take pictures), and I'll send you a set of my books. It's not hidden, but it's not out of place either.

You don't have to work for Google to make good on this. The same technical sourced that gave me the tour can do the same for you. Ask for for the referral and I'll tell you who you have to talk to. If you were at dinner with me and NY.pm at Wildwood, you've already met him.

Google isn't known as a big Perl user, but Google isn't really looking for skills, unlike most companies I visit. Th…

About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).