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Date:   Wed, 6 Jul 2022 10:59:48 +0300
From:   Dan Carpenter <>
To:     Wolfgang Grandegger <>
Cc:     Marc Kleine-Budde <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Dario Binacchi <>,
        Jiri Slaby <>,
        Vincent Mailhol <>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH net-next] can: slcan: use scnprintf() as a hardening measure

The snprintf() function returns the number of bytes which *would* have
been copied if there were no space.  So, since this code does not check
the return value, there if the buffer was not large enough then there
would be a buffer overflow two lines later when it does:

	actual = sl->tty->ops->write(sl->tty, sl->xbuff, n);

Use scnprintf() instead because that returns the number of bytes which
were actually copied.

Fixes: 52f9ac85b876 ("can: slcan: allow to send commands to the adapter")
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <>
 drivers/net/can/slcan/slcan-core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/can/slcan/slcan-core.c b/drivers/net/can/slcan/slcan-core.c
index 54d29a410ad5..92bdd49996d1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/can/slcan/slcan-core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/can/slcan/slcan-core.c
@@ -647,7 +647,7 @@ static int slcan_transmit_cmd(struct slcan *sl, const unsigned char *cmd)
 		return -ENODEV;
-	n = snprintf(sl->xbuff, sizeof(sl->xbuff), "%s", cmd);
+	n = scnprintf(sl->xbuff, sizeof(sl->xbuff), "%s", cmd);
 	set_bit(TTY_DO_WRITE_WAKEUP, &sl->tty->flags);
 	actual = sl->tty->ops->write(sl->tty, sl->xbuff, n);
 	sl->xleft = n - actual;

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