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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 13:27:36 -0800
From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>
Cc: Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>, Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>,
	Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] net: mdio-gpio: replace deprecated strncpy with
 strscpy

On Mon, Dec 11, 2023 at 07:10:00PM +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 new_bus->id to be NUL-terminated but not NUL-padded based on
> its prior assignment through snprintf:
> |       snprintf(new_bus->id, MII_BUS_ID_SIZE, "gpio-%x", bus_id);
> 
> Due to this, 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 use sizeof() instead of a length macro as this more closely
> ties the maximum buffer size to the destination buffer. Do this for two
> instances.
> 
> 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>

Looks like a clean replacement. (And a nice sizeof cleanup.)

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

-- 
Kees Cook

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