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Date:	Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:28:32 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com>
cc:	Vlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@...com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org, security@...nel.org,
	davem@...emloft.net
Subject: Re: [Security] [PATCH] sctp: add verification checks to SCTP_AUTH_KEY
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> But if it can overflow, I actually think it makes more sense to test for 
> something smaller than the "exact" overflow. A key can't reasonably be all 
> that long _anyway_, so it's probably better to test for something _much_ 
> smaller.

IOW, I think it would make _more_ sense to just declare some "key size 
max", and do something like

	#define SCTP_AUTH_KEY_SIZE (65536)

	.. 
	if (key_len > SCTP_AUTH_KEY_SIZE)
		return -EINVAL;

kind of thing.

		Linus
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