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Date:   Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:41:53 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>,
        Francis Laniel <laniel_francis@...vacyrequired.com>,
        "linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org" <linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH v3 3/3] Rename nla_strlcpy to nla_strscpy.

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 08:29:20AM -0700, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:07:44 +0000 David Laight wrote:
> > FWIW I suspect  the 'return -ERR on overflow' is going to bite us.
> > Code that does p += strsxxx(p, ..., lim - p, ...) assuming (or not
> > caring) about overflow goes badly wrong.
> 
> I don't really care either way, but in netlink there's usually an
> attribute per value, nothing combines strings like p += strx..().
> Looking at the conversion in patch 2 the callers just want to 
> check for overflow.

Right -- this is a very narrow use-case (NLA). I think this series is
fine as-is.

-- 
Kees Cook

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