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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 18:35:59 +0000
From: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
To: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@...el.com>, Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen@...el.com>, 
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, 
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>
Cc: intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org, 
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, 
	Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Subject: [PATCH] e1000: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

`strncpy` is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings
[1] and as such we should prefer more robust and less ambiguous string
interfaces.

We can see that netdev->name is expected to be NUL-terminated based on
it's usage with format strings:
|       pr_info("%s NIC Link is Down\n",
|               netdev->name);

A suitable replacement is `strscpy` [2] due to the fact that it
guarantees NUL-termination on the destination buffer without
unnecessarily NUL-padding.

This is in line with other uses of strscpy on netdev->name:
$ rg "strscpy\(netdev\->name.*pci.*"

drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/netdev.c
7455:   strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));

drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
10839:  strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));

Link: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strncpy-on-nul-terminated-strings [1]
Link: https://manpages.debian.org/testing/linux-manual-4.8/strscpy.9.en.html [2]
Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/90
Cc: linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
---
Note: build-tested only.
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
index da6e303ad99b..1d1e93686af2 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c
@@ -1014,7 +1014,7 @@ static int e1000_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 	netdev->watchdog_timeo = 5 * HZ;
 	netif_napi_add(netdev, &adapter->napi, e1000_clean);
 
-	strncpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name) - 1);
+	strscpy(netdev->name, pci_name(pdev), sizeof(netdev->name));
 
 	adapter->bd_number = cards_found;
 

---
base-commit: cbf3a2cb156a2c911d8f38d8247814b4c07f49a2
change-id: 20231010-strncpy-drivers-net-ethernet-intel-e1000-e1000_main-c-a45ddd89e0d7

Best regards,
--
Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>


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