1.122.1. RHBA-2011:0863: perl bug fix update
Updated perl packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and web programming.
* Prior to this update, running the CGI::popup_menu method with a default menu choice (that is, the "-default" parameter) that contained a plus sign failed to produce correct HTML output. This update applies a patch that corrects the underlying option parser, and the presence of the plus sign in the name of the default menu choice no longer prevents CGI::popup_menu from producing correct output. (BZ#701631
* Due to an error in the "threads" module, memory was leaked each time a thread was detached. Over time, this may have caused long-running threaded Perl programs to consume a significant amount of memory. With this update, a patch has been applied to ensure the allocated memory is properly freed when a thread is detached, and using threads in Perl applications no longer leads to memory leaks. (BZ#701632
Users of CGI and threads in Perl programs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.