lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:43:46 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
To:	Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>,
	Rickard Strandqvist <rickard_strandqvist@...ctrumdigital.se>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] tile: avoid errors from truncating long strings in
 mpipe gxio

On 08/06/14 11:16, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> Using strncpy() will just silently truncate long strings; we should
> instead return an appropriate error.  Using strlcpy() would suffer from
> the same problem.  Instead, use strnlen()+memcpy(), and add an
> error-checking step to make sure the lengths are reasonable.
> 
> I called the convenience wrapper strscpy(), and a case could be made for
> making it more generic (possibly with a better name), but that seems
> outside the scope of this initial commit.

Well, having looked at the function before I read this comment, my first
thought was that it should be added to lib/string.c for general
availability.

> 
> Signed-off-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>
> ---
> v2: use strnlen instead of strlen
> 
>  arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c b/arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c
> index 5301a9ffbae1..27a56be8d583 100644
> --- a/arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c
> +++ b/arch/tile/gxio/mpipe.c
> @@ -29,6 +29,25 @@
>  /* HACK: Avoid pointless "shadow" warnings. */
>  #define link link_shadow
>  
> +/*
> + * Use this routine to avoid copying too-long strings.  Unlike strncpy
> + * or strlcpy, we don't enable programmers who don't check return codes;
> + * partially-copied strings can be problematic.  The routine returns
> + * the total number of bytes copied (including the trailing NUL) or
> + * zero if the buffer wasn't big enough.
> + */
> +static size_t strscpy(char *dest, const char *src, size_t size)
> +{
> +	size_t ret = strnlen(src, size) + 1;
> +	if (ret > size) {
> +		if (size)
> +			dest[0] = '\0';
> +		return 0;
> +	}
> +	memcpy(dest, src, ret);
> +	return ret;
> +}

-- 
~Randy
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists