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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Block: Fix block/elevator.c elevator_get() off-by-one error
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On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 5:21 PM,  <wzt.wzt@gmail.com> wrote:
> elevator_get() not check the name length, if the name length > sizeof(elv),
> elv will miss the '\0'. And elv buffer will be replace "-iosched" as something
> like aaaaaaaaa, then call request_module() can load an not trust module.
>
> Signed-off-by: Zhitong Wang <zhitong.wangzt@alibaba-inc.com>
>
> ---
>  block/elevator.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/block/elevator.c b/block/elevator.c
> index df75676..76e3702 100644
> --- a/block/elevator.c
> +++ b/block/elevator.c
> @@ -154,7 +154,7 @@ static struct elevator_type *elevator_get(const char *name)
>
>                spin_unlock(&elv_list_lock);
>
> -               sprintf(elv, "%s-iosched", name);
> +               snprintf(elv, sizeof(elv), "%s-iosched", name);
>

elv is defined as char elv[ELV_NAME_MAX + strlen("-iosched")];
so if name length > sizeof(elv), the name length must already bigger
than ELV_NAME_MAX
elevator_get is used in elevator_init, so if elevator_init is passing
a super long name, why not just return -EINVAL?
In this patch, if we pass a super long name, we're still trying to cut
it and request_module an invalid name, right?
Although '\0' is kept, but name is still invalid, right?


>                request_module("%s", elv);
>                spin_lock(&elv_list_lock);
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