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Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] file-posix: clean up max_segments buffer termin

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-block] [PATCH] file-posix: clean up max_segments buffer termination
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:25:49 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Am 14.03.2017 um 10:09 hat Stefan Hajnoczi geschrieben:
> The following pattern is unsafe:
>   char buf[32];
>   ret = read(fd, buf, sizeof(buf));
>   ...
>   buf[ret] = 0;
> If read(2) returns 32 then a byte beyond the end of the buffer is
> zeroed.
> In practice this buffer overflow does not occur because the sysfs
> max_segments file only contains an unsigned short + '\n'.  The string is
> always shorter than 32 bytes.
> Regardless, avoid this pattern because static analysis tools might
> complain and it could lead to real buffer overflows if copy-pasted
> elsewhere in the codebase.
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden>

Oops. I should have found this during review. Thanks for catching it.

Thanks, applied to the block branch.


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