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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2023 11:14:42 -0700
From: Jeff Johnson <quic_jjohnson@...cinc.com>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>, Kalle Valo <kvalo@...nel.org>
CC: <ath10k@...ts.infradead.org>, <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] wifi: ath10k: replace deprecated strncpy with memcpy

On 10/24/2023 10:42 AM, Justin Stitt wrote:
> strncpy() is deprecated [1] and we should prefer less ambiguous
> interfaces.
> 
> In this case, arvif->u.ap.ssid has its length maintained by
> arvif->u.ap.ssid_len which indicates it may not need to be
> NUL-terminated. Make this explicit with __nonstring and use a plain old
> memcpy.
> 
> This is also consistent with future copies into arvif->u.ap.ssid:
> 
> 	if (changed & BSS_CHANGED_SSID &&
> 	    vif->type == NL80211_IFTYPE_AP) {
> 		arvif->u.ap.ssid_len = vif->cfg.ssid_len;
> 		if (vif->cfg.ssid_len)
> 			memcpy(arvif->u.ap.ssid, vif->cfg.ssid,
> 			       vif->cfg.ssid_len);
> 		arvif->u.ap.hidden_ssid = info->hidden_ssid;
> 	}
> 
> 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>
Acked-by: Jeff Johnson <quic_jjohnson@...cinc.com>


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