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Date:   Tue, 3 Oct 2023 17:00:17 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
Cc:     Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] null_blk: replace strncpy with strscpy

On Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 05:30:35AM +0000, Justin Stitt wrote:
> `strncpy` is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings [1].
> 
> We should favor a more robust and less ambiguous interface.
> 
> We expect that both `nullb->disk_name` and `disk->disk_name` be
> NUL-terminated:
> |     snprintf(nullb->disk_name, sizeof(nullb->disk_name),
> |              "%s", config_item_name(&dev->group.cg_item));
> ...
> |       pr_info("disk %s created\n", nullb->disk_name);
> 
> It seems like NUL-padding may be required due to __assign_disk_name()
> utilizing a memcpy as opposed to a `str*cpy` api.
> | static inline void __assign_disk_name(char *name, struct gendisk *disk)
> | {
> | 	if (disk)
> | 		memcpy(name, disk->disk_name, DISK_NAME_LEN);
> | 	else
> | 		memset(name, 0, DISK_NAME_LEN);
> | }
> 
> Then we go and print it with `__print_disk_name` which wraps `nullb_trace_disk_name()`.
> | #define __print_disk_name(name) nullb_trace_disk_name(p, name)
> 
> This function obviously expects a NUL-terminated string.
> | const char *nullb_trace_disk_name(struct trace_seq *p, char *name)
> | {
> | 	const char *ret = trace_seq_buffer_ptr(p);
> |
> | 	if (name && *name)
> | 		trace_seq_printf(p, "disk=%s, ", name);
> | 	trace_seq_putc(p, 0);
> |
> | 	return ret;
> | }
> 
> >From the above, we need both 1) a NUL-terminated string and 2) a
> NUL-padded string. So, let's use strscpy_pad() as per Kees' suggestion
> from v1.
> 
> 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
> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> Cc: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
> Cc: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@...gle.com>

Ping on this one too. Jens, can you pick this up?

Thanks!

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook

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