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Date:   Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:57:41 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>
Cc:     Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com>,
        stable <stable@...r.kernel.org>, Andy Lavr <andy.lavr@...il.com>,
        Arvind Sankar <nivedita@...m.mit.edu>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>,
        Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>,
        Alexandru Ardelean <alexandru.ardelean@...log.com>,
        Yury Norov <yury.norov@...il.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] lib/string.c: implement stpcpy

On Wed, 2020-08-26 at 16:38 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 07:59:45AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
[]
> > OK, then stpcpy(), strcpy() and sprintf()
> > have the same level of unsafety.
> 
> Yes. And even snprintf() is dangerous because its return value is how
> much it WOULD have written, which when (commonly) used as an offset for
> further pointer writes, causes OOB writes too. :(
> https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/105
> 
> > strcpy() is used everywhere.
> 
> Yes. It's very frustrating, but it's not an excuse to continue
> using it nor introducing more bad APIs.
> 
> $ git grep '\bstrcpy\b' | wc -l
> 2212
> $ git grep '\bstrncpy\b' | wc -l
> 751
> $ git grep '\bstrlcpy\b' | wc -l
> 1712
> 
> $ git grep '\bstrscpy\b' | wc -l
> 1066
> 
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strcpy
> https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/88
> 
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strncpy-on-nul-terminated-strings
> https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/89
> 
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strlcpy
> https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/90
> 
> We have no way right now to block the addition of deprecated API usage,
> which makes ever catching up on this replacement very challenging.

These could be added to checkpatch's deprecated_api test.
---
 scripts/checkpatch.pl | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index 149518d2a6a7..f9ccb2a63a95 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -605,6 +605,9 @@ foreach my $entry (@mode_permission_funcs) {
 $mode_perms_search = "(?:${mode_perms_search})";
 
 our %deprecated_apis = (
+	"strcpy"				=> "strscpy",
+	"strncpy"				=> "strscpy",
+	"strlcpy"				=> "strscpy",
 	"synchronize_rcu_bh"			=> "synchronize_rcu",
 	"synchronize_rcu_bh_expedited"		=> "synchronize_rcu_expedited",
 	"call_rcu_bh"				=> "call_rcu",


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