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Nicholas applied the patch to maint-58 [activestate.com] on 11/06.
I haven't heard what if any plan there is for a 5.8.9 as you suggest - CPAN regression testing is pretty busy with 5.10-RC2. Vendors / downstream distros are applying the patch to their 5.8.8+, as they should. If you have a security-critical perl app that isn't carefully untainting user-supplied
Google didn't find the 11/15 p5p msg [perl.org] the other day, but it does now.
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