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Re: hashlib.c add NULL check for "string" parameter

From: Notes Jonny
Subject: Re: hashlib.c add NULL check for "string" parameter
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:07:57 +0100

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 9/29/14, 8:22 AM, Notes Jonny wrote:
>> Hello
>> I noticed hash_search() did not check if "string" parameter was
>> non-NULL. Please find attached a patch for this.
> It's the caller's responsibility to ensure that the string passed to
> hash_search is non-NULL.

What's your rationale for that?

CERT EXP34-C "Do not dereference null pointers" is pretty clear, with examples:


In software development we always verify parameters are within
expected bounds. There is ISO/IEC TR 24772 covering this topic amongst

Regards, Jonny

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