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From: Jesper Juhl <>
Cc: James Morris <>,
	James Morris <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Steve French <>,
	Steve French <>,
	Andrew Tridgell <>
Subject: [PATCH] Do not potentially overflow string in sumversion
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:56 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

In scripts/mod/sumversion.c (in get_src_version()) we call 
getenv("MODVERDIR"). This returns a pointer to a string of unknown length. 
This string of unknown length we then pass on as an argument to sprintf() 
and tell it to write the result to 'filelist' which has a, very much 
fixed, size of 'PATH_MAX + 1'. If the string returned by getenv() is too 
long we'll overrun the statically allocated buffer.
This patch prevents the buffer overrun by using snprintf() and telling it 
to copy a maximum of 'PATH_MAX + 1' bytes (including the terminating \0).

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>
 sumversion.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

  compile tested only

diff --git a/scripts/mod/sumversion.c b/scripts/mod/sumversion.c
index ecf9c7d..35e9404 100644
--- a/scripts/mod/sumversion.c
+++ b/scripts/mod/sumversion.c
@@ -401,7 +401,7 @@ void get_src_version(const char *modname, char sum[], unsigned sumlen)
 		basename = strrchr(modname, '/') + 1;
 		basename = modname;
-	sprintf(filelist, "%s/%.*s.mod", modverdir,
+	snprintf(filelist, PATH_MAX + 1, "%s/%.*s.mod", modverdir,
 		(int) strlen(basename) - 2, basename);
 	file = grab_file(filelist, &len);

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             reply	other threads:[~2011-01-20 23:00 UTC|newest]

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2011-01-20 23:00 Jesper Juhl [this message]
2011-01-21  6:18 ` WANG Cong

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