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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 13:52:21 -0700
From: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
To: Arend van Spriel <aspriel@...il.com>, Franky Lin <franky.lin@...adcom.com>, 
	Hante Meuleman <hante.meuleman@...adcom.com>, Kalle Valo <kvalo@...nel.org>
Cc: linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, brcm80211-dev-list.pdl@...adcom.com, 
	SHA-cyfmac-dev-list@...ineon.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, 
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] brcmfmac: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

On Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 1:48 PM Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com> wrote:
>
> 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 expect ifp->ndev->name to be NUL-terminated based on its use in
> format strings within core.c:
> via brcmf_ifname() ->
> 67 |       char *brcmf_ifname(struct brcmf_if *ifp)
> 68 |       {
> 69 |            if (!ifp)
> 70 |                    return "<if_null>";
> 71 |
> 72 |            if (ifp->ndev)
> 73 |                    return ifp->ndev->name;
> 74 |
> 75 |            return "<if_none>";
> 76 |       }
> ...
> 288 |       static netdev_tx_t brcmf_netdev_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
> 289 |                                              struct net_device *ndev) {
> ...
> 330 |       brcmf_dbg(INFO, "%s: insufficient headroom (%d)\n",
> 331 |                 brcmf_ifname(ifp), head_delta);
> ...
> 336 |       bphy_err(drvr, "%s: failed to expand headroom\n",
> 337 |                brcmf_ifname(ifp));
>
> Considering the above, a suitable replacement is `strscpy` [2] due to
> the fact that it guarantees NUL-termination on the destination buffer
> without unnecessarily NUL-padding.
>
> 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.
>
> Found with: $ rg "strncpy\("
> ---
>  drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c
> index 2a90bb24ba77..7daa418df877 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac/cfg80211.c
> @@ -866,7 +866,7 @@ struct wireless_dev *brcmf_apsta_add_vif(struct wiphy *wiphy, const char *name,
>                 goto fail;
>         }
>
> -       strncpy(ifp->ndev->name, name, sizeof(ifp->ndev->name) - 1);
> +       strscpy(ifp->ndev->name, name, sizeof(ifp->ndev->name));
>         err = brcmf_net_attach(ifp, true);
>         if (err) {
>                 bphy_err(drvr, "Registering netdevice failed\n");
>
> ---
> base-commit: cbf3a2cb156a2c911d8f38d8247814b4c07f49a2
> change-id: 20231016-strncpy-drivers-net-wireless-broadcom-brcm80211-brcmfmac-cfg80211-c-a20108421685
>
> Best regards,
> --
> Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
>

Ignore this patch. It will be rolled into a series with others.

Just found some more strncpy uses in broadcom/brcm80211 so I will make a series
fixing them all at once.


Thanks
Justin

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