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7.181. perl

Updated perl packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The perl packages provide the high-level programming language Perl, which is commonly used for system administration utilities and web programming.

Bug Fix

Prior to this update, computed Perl strings became corrupted or the interpreter could abort when a string with the "x" operator was repeated more than 2^31 times, for example, "my $s = "a' x (2**31+1);". This limits the right side of the "x" operator to 2^31 to prevent it from wrapping the internal representation of the count.
All users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.