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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/5] connector: use __get_task_comm in proc_comm_connector
On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 10:24:18PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:48:09 +0800
> Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > __get_task_comm() uses strncpy() which my understanding is, does not add
> > > the nul terminating byte when truncating. Which changes the functionality
> > > here. As all task comms have a terminating byte, the old method would copy
> > > that and include it. This won't add the terminating byte if the buffer is
> > > smaller than the comm, and that might cause issues.
> > >
> >
> > Right, that is a problem.
> > It seems that we should add a new helper get_task_comm_may_truncated().
>
> Or simply change __get_task_comm() to:
>
> char *__get_task_comm(char *buf, size_t buf_size, struct task_struct *tsk)
> {
> task_lock(tsk);
> strncpy(buf, tsk->comm, buf_size);
> /* The copied value is always nul terminated */
> buf[buf_size - 1] = '\0';
> task_unlock(tsk);
> return buf;
> }
>
> But that should probably be a separate patch.

strscpy_pad() is the right thing here -- it'll retain the NUL-fill
properties of strncpy and terminate correctly.

The use of non-terminating issue with strncpy() wasn't a problem here
because get_task_comm() would always make sure task->comm was
terminated. (It uses strlcpy(), which I think needs to be changed to
strscpy_pad() too...)

--
Kees Cook

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