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Date:	Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:54:31 +0530
From:	Sohny Thomas <sthomas@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>
CC:	stephen@...workplumber.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iproute2: xfrm state add abort issue

On Friday 27 September 2013 01:56 PM, David Laight wrote:
>> ip xfrm state add causes a SIGABRT due to a strncpy_chk .
>> This happens since strncpy doesn't account for the '\0' .
>> I have fixed this using sizeof  instead of strlen .
>>
>> There is a redhat bug which documents this issue
>>
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=982761
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Sohny Thomas <sohthoma@...ibm.com>
>>
>> --------------
>>
>> diff --git a/ip/xfrm_state.c b/ip/xfrm_state.c
>> index 389942c..7dd8799 100644
>> --- a/ip/xfrm_state.c
>> +++ b/ip/xfrm_state.c
>> @@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ static int xfrm_algo_parse(struct xfrm_algo *alg,
>> enum xfrm_attr_type_t type,
>>                               char *name, char *key, char *buf, int max)
>>     {
>>            int len;
>> -       int slen = strlen(key);
>> +       int slen = sizeof(key);
>
> you definitely don't want sizeof(key) - that is either 4 or 8.
oh damn my bad.
I think i will go with strlen(key) + 1.

or i will pass slen+1 to strncpy .

Regards,
Sohny
>
> 	David
>
>
>
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