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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 10:28:48 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: Alexandra Winter <wintera@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Wenjia Zhang <wenjia@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Vasily Gorbik <gor@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ux.ibm.com>,
	Sven Schnelle <svens@...ux.ibm.com>, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] s390/ctcm: replace deprecated strncpy with strscpy

On Mon, Oct 23, 2023 at 07:35:07PM +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.
> 
> We expect chid to be NUL-terminated based on its use with format
> strings:
> 
> 	CTCM_DBF_TEXT_(SETUP, CTC_DBF_INFO, "%s(%s) %s", CTCM_FUNTAIL,
> 			chid, ok ? "OK" : "failed");
> 
> Moreover, NUL-padding is not required as it is _only_ used in this one
> instance with a format string.
> 
> 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.
> 
> We can also drop the +1 from chid's declaration as we no longer need to
> be cautious about leaving a spot for a NUL-byte. Let's use the more
> idiomatic strscpy usage of (dest, src, sizeof(dest)) as this more
> closely ties the destination buffer to the length.
> 
> 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>

Yeah, all looks correct to me.

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

-- 
Kees Cook

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