Using Perl 5.8.8

Tom Hukins tom at
Fri Jan 22 12:20:51 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 05:29:17PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> portdowngrade is what you'ld have to use.  However, perl-5.8.8 has known
> security vulnerabilities:

It looks like VuXML might have got that wrong.  The referenced CVE
describes Perl 5.8.4 as fixing this bug:

Furthermore, 5.8.9's release notes mention no security fixes:

While I can't think of any good reason to prefer 5.8.8 over 5.8.9, the
former has no known defects I would describe as "security


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