AIX 7.1 TL2 SP6: 7100-02-06-1441 - bug introduced?
Written by Michael Felt   

Just a suspicion but too important to ignore

AIX 7.1 TL2 SP6 has a fix for CVE-2014-3074 - and I am concerned that AIX perl (v5.10.1) is going to have some memory concerns.

Advice: use multi-bos to have a quick roll-back (something I skipped, to my disdain).TEST!

Symptom: perl -MCPAN -e shell fails with "Out of Memory"

michael@lp03:[/home/michael/.cpan]/usr/bin/perl -MCPAN -e shell
Terminal does not support AddHistory.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.9402)
Enter 'h' for help.

cpan[1]> i JSON
Going to read '/home/michael/.cpan/sources/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz'
............................................................................DONE
Going to read '/home/michael/.cpan/sources/modules/02packages.details.txt.gz'
  Database was generated on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:17:02 GMT
..............
  New CPAN.pm version (v2.05) available.
  [Currently running version is v1.9402]
  You might want to try
    install CPAN
    reload cpan
  to both upgrade CPAN.pm and run the new version without leaving
  the current session.


......................................Out of memory!
Terminal does not support GetHistory.
Lockfile removed.