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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2023 10:18:33 -0700
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Christophe JAILLET <christophe.jaillet@...adoo.fr>
Cc: Robert Richter <rric@...nel.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
	Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>, James Morse <james.morse@....com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
	Sergey Temerkhanov <s.temerkhanov@...il.com>,
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org, Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>,
	linux-edac@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] EDAC/thunderx: Fix some potential buffer overflow in
 thunderx_ocx_com_threaded_isr()

On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 04:39:36PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> As the replacements get longer, I would encourage you to use seq_buf
> instead -- it does all the length math internally. For example:

There's some ongoing work to make seq_buf easier to use:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20231026170722.work.638-kees@kernel.org/

Perhaps we can add an "alloc" and "free" pair too, to handle this case:

>	msg = kmalloc(OCX_MESSAGE_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL);
> 	seq_buf_init(&s, msg, OCX_MESSAGE_SIZE);

But perhaps it's overkill...

-- 
Kees Cook

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