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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6]: IPv6: strcpy -> strlcpy
In article <> (at Thu, 27 Nov 2003 20:00:41 +0000), Russell King <> says:
> The thing that worries me is that an incorrect strlcpy() conversion
> gives the impression that someone has thought about buffer underruns
> as well as overruns, and, unless someone /has/ actually thought about
> it, there could well still be a security problem lurking there.

Hmm, what do you actually mean by "buffer underruns?"

(If I'm correct) do you suggest that we should zero-out rest of
destination buffer?

if so, we may want to have a function, say strlcpy0(), like this:

size_t strlcpy0(char *dst, const char *src, size_t maxlen)
size_t len = strlcpy(dst, src, maxlen);
if (maxlen && len < maxlen - 1)
memset(dst + len + 1, 0, maxlen - len - 1);
return len;
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