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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2023 17:16:53 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: Gregory Greenman <gregory.greenman@...el.com>,
	Kalle Valo <kvalo@...nel.org>, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] wifi: iwlwifi: fw: replace deprecated strncpy with
 strscpy_pad

On Thu, Oct 19, 2023 at 05:44:59PM +0000, Justin Stitt 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.
> 
> Based on the deliberate `sizeof(dest) ... - 1` pattern we can see that
> both dump_info->dev_human_readable and dump_info->bus_human_readable are
> intended to be NUL-terminated.
> 
> Moreover, since this seems to cross the file boundary let's NUL-pad to
> ensure no behavior change.
> 
> strscpy_pad() covers both the NUL-termination and NUL-padding, let's use
> it.
> 
> Link: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strncpy-on-nul-terminated-strings [1]
> Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/90
> Cc: linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>

Thanks for the respin!

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

-- 
Kees Cook

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