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From: Christophe JAILLET <christophe.jaillet@wanadoo.fr>
To: Bernd Petrovitsch <bernd@petrovitsch.priv.at>,
	Len Baker <len.baker@gmx.com>, Andy Gross <agross@kernel.org>,
	Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@glider.be>,
	Magnus Damm <magnus.damm@gmail.com>,
	Santosh Shilimkar <ssantosh@kernel.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>,
	Robin Murphy <robin.murphy@arm.com>,
	linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-msm@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-renesas-soc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/3] drivers/soc/renesas: Prefer memcpy over strcpy
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2021 19:06:30 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c33adb9e-9604-3d89-5a5b-152eb03e5b54@wanadoo.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <39485c0e-511c-50a0-83be-f9ce6fc47e67@petrovitsch.priv.at>

Hi,

Le 08/08/2021 à 17:35, Bernd Petrovitsch a écrit :
> Hi all!
> 
> On 08/08/2021 14:50, Len Baker wrote:
>> strcpy() performs no bounds checking on the destination buffer. This
>> could result in linear overflows beyond the end of the buffer, leading
>> to all kinds of misbehaviors. So, use memcpy() as a safe replacement.
>>
>> This is a previous step in the path to remove the strcpy() function
>> entirely from the kernel.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Len Baker <len.baker@gmx.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/soc/renesas/r8a779a0-sysc.c | 6 ++++--
>>   drivers/soc/renesas/rcar-sysc.c     | 6 ++++--
>>   2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/soc/renesas/r8a779a0-sysc.c b/drivers/soc/renesas/r8a779a0-sysc.c
>> index d464ffa1be33..7410b9fa9846 100644
>> --- a/drivers/soc/renesas/r8a779a0-sysc.c
>> +++ b/drivers/soc/renesas/r8a779a0-sysc.c
>> @@ -404,19 +404,21 @@ static int __init r8a779a0_sysc_pd_init(void)
>>   	for (i = 0; i < info->num_areas; i++) {
>>   		const struct r8a779a0_sysc_area *area = &info->areas[i];
>>   		struct r8a779a0_sysc_pd *pd;
>> +		size_t n;
>>
>>   		if (!area->name) {
>>   			/* Skip NULLified area */
>>   			continue;
>>   		}
>>
>> -		pd = kzalloc(sizeof(*pd) + strlen(area->name) + 1, GFP_KERNEL);
>> +		n = strlen(area->name) + 1;
>> +		pd = kzalloc(sizeof(*pd) + n, GFP_KERNEL);
> Zeroing the allocated bytes is not needed since it's completly
> overwritten with the strcpy()/memcpy().

The strcpy()/memcpy() only overwrites the pd->name field, not the whole 
pd structure.
I think that it is needed to keep the kzalloc.

Just my 2c,
CJ

>>   		if (!pd) {
>>   			error = -ENOMEM;
>>   			goto out_put;
>>   		}
>>
>> -		strcpy(pd->name, area->name);
>> +		memcpy(pd->name, area->name, n);
>>   		pd->genpd.name = pd->name;
>>   		pd->pdr = area->pdr;
>>   		pd->flags = area->flags;
> 
> And similar for the second hunk.
> 
> MfG,
> 	Bernd
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-08 17:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-08 12:50 [PATCH v4 0/3] drivers/soc: Remove all strcpy() uses Len Baker
2021-08-08 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 1/3] drivers/soc/qcom: Prefer strscpy over strcpy Len Baker
2021-08-08 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 2/3] drivers/soc/renesas: Prefer memcpy " Len Baker
2021-08-08 15:35   ` Bernd Petrovitsch
2021-08-08 17:06     ` Christophe JAILLET [this message]
2021-08-10 15:59       ` Len Baker
2021-08-11  9:38   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-08-08 12:50 ` [PATCH v4 3/3] drivers/soc/ti: Prefer strscpy " Len Baker

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