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Date:   Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:28:07 +0200
From:   Len Baker <len.baker@....com>
To:     Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
Cc:     Len Baker <len.baker@....com>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>,
        James Morse <james.morse@....com>,
        Robert Richter <rric@...nel.org>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, linux-edac@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] EDAC/mc: Prefer strscpy over strcpy

Hi Borislav,

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 07:30:34PM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 09:55:27AM +0200, Len Baker wrote:
> > strcpy() performs no bounds checking on the destination buffer. This
> > could result in linear overflows beyond the end of the buffer, leading
> > to all kinds of misbehaviors. The safe replacement is strscpy().
> >
> > This is a previous step in the path to remove the strcpy() function
>
> "previous step"?

This is a task of the KSPP [1] and the main reason is to clean up the
proliferation of str*cpy functions in the kernel.

[1] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/88

> > entirely from the kernel.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Len Baker <len.baker@....com>
>
> ...
>
> > diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c b/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> > index f6d462d0be2d..7aea6c502316 100644
> > --- a/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> > +++ b/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> > @@ -1032,6 +1032,7 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> >  	int i, n_labels = 0;
> >  	struct edac_raw_error_desc *e = &mci->error_desc;
> >  	bool any_memory = true;
> > +	size_t len;
> >
> >  	edac_dbg(3, "MC%d\n", mci->mc_idx);
> >
> > @@ -1086,6 +1087,7 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> >  	 */
> >  	p = e->label;
> >  	*p = '\0';
> > +	len = sizeof(e->label);
> >
> >  	mci_for_each_dimm(mci, dimm) {
> >  		if (top_layer >= 0 && top_layer != dimm->location[0])
> > @@ -1114,10 +1116,12 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> >  			*p = '\0';
> >  		} else {
> >  			if (p != e->label) {
> > -				strcpy(p, OTHER_LABEL);
> > -				p += strlen(OTHER_LABEL);
> > +				strscpy(p, OTHER_LABEL, len);
>
> Hm, maybe I'm missing something but looking at that strscpy()
> definition, why aren't you doing:
>
> 				num = strscpy(p, OTHER_LABEL, len);
> 				if (num < 0)
> 					/* just in case */
> 					break;
>
> 				len -= num;
> 				p   += num;
>
> since that function supposedly returns the number of chars copied.

Yes, you are right. The same discussion happened in the v3 review [2] and
I agree with the reasons that Robert Richter exposed. Using the strlen()
implementation it is not necessary to check the return code of strcpy and
we can assume a silent truncation.

[2] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-hardening/YRN+8u59lJ6MWsOL@rric.localdomain/

Regards,
Len

> > +				len -= strlen(p);
> > +				p += strlen(p);
> >  			}
> > -			strcpy(p, dimm->label);
> > +			strscpy(p, dimm->label, len);
> > +			len -= strlen(p);
> >  			p += strlen(p);
>
> Ditto.
>
> Thx.
>
> --
> Regards/Gruss,
>     Boris.
>
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