Re: [PATCH] IPVS: replace sprintf to snprintf to avoid stackbuffer overflow

From: Simon Horman
Date: Mon Apr 05 2010 - 23:26:52 EST

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 10:58:28AM +0800, Changli Gao wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:50 AM, <wzt.wzt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > IPVS not check the length of pp->name, use sprintf will cause stack buffer overflow.
> > struct ip_vs_protocol{} declare name as char *, if register a protocol as:
> > struct ip_vs_protocol ip_vs_test = {
> > Â Â Â Â.name = Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "",
> > Â Â Â Â.debug_packet = Â Â Â Â ip_vs_tcpudp_debug_packet,
> > };
> >
> > when called ip_vs_tcpudp_debug_packet(), sprintf(buf, "%s TRUNCATED", pp->name);
> > will cause stack buffer overflow.
> >
> Long messages will be truncated instead of buffer overflow. We need to
> find a way to handle long messages elegantly.

Its really a corner case. In practice protocol modules don't have really
long names. And if one was merged that did, the buffer size could be increased
at that time.

So while I think its reasonable to protect against something unexpected
in a protocol-module name crashing the system. Especially as that
can be achieved without any real overhead. I don't think we need
to sanitise the output.
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