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SubjectRe: [PATCH] isdn: hisax: fix buffer overflow check
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 12:58 AM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> gcc-8 warns about a corner case that can overflow a memcpy buffer when a
> length variable is negative. While the code checks for an overly large
> value, it does not check for a negative length that would get turned
> into a large positive number:
>
> In function 'memcpy',
> inlined from 'skb_put_data' at include/linux/skbuff.h:2042:2,
> inlined from 'l3dss1_cmd_global' at drivers/isdn/hisax/l3dss1.c:2219:4:
> include/linux/string.h:348:9: error: '__builtin_memcpy' reading 266 or more bytes from a region of size 265 [-Werror=stringop-overflow=]
>
> In function 'memcpy',
> inlined from 'skb_put_data' at include/linux/skbuff.h:2042:2,
> inlined from 'l3ni1_cmd_global' at drivers/isdn/hisax/l3ni1.c:2079:4:
> include/linux/string.h:348:9: error: '__builtin_memcpy' reading between 266 and 4294967295 bytes from a region of size 265 [-Werror=stringop-overflow=]
>
> It's not clear to me whether the warning should be here, or if this
> is another case of an optimization step in gcc causing a warning about
> something that would otherwise be silently ignored. Either way, making
> the length 'unsigned int' instead ensures that no overflow can happen
> here, and avoids the warning. The same code exists in two files, so I'm
> patching both the same way.
>
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>

Sorry, I sent this out too early (trying to get fixes posted before my
vacation), please ignore this patch, it doesn't fix all the warnings I get
for this overflow problem.

Arnd

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