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From: Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
To: "Carew, Alan" <alan.carew@intel.com>, "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] librte_cmdline: FreeBSD Fix oveflow when size of	command result structure is greater than BUFSIZ
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:05:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <547F34B9.7090400@6wind.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <544E0CF2.8090408@6wind.com>


On 10/27/2014 10:14 AM, Olivier MATZ wrote:
> Hello Alan,
> On 10/20/2014 05:26 PM, Carew, Alan wrote:
>> A comment on my own patch.
>> Making the size of result_buf consistent across each OS and keeping it as large
>> as the Linux BUFSIZ(8192) doesn't really address the core issue.
>> In the event that a user of librte_cmdline creates a custom context with a
>> result structure > 8192 bytes then this problem will occur again, though
>> somewhat unlikely, as the minimum number of the largest type would be 64 x
>> cmdline_fixed_string_t types within a result structure, at its current size.
>> There is no checking of overflow, I would be tempted to add a runtime check in
>> cmdline_parse()/match_inst(), however I would be more comfortable with a build
>> time check for this type of problem.
>> Due to the opaque handling of user defined contexts there is no obvious way to
>> do this at build time.
>> Thoughts?
> Indeed, your patch does not address the core issue of the problem,
> altough it's already an improvement to the current situation.
> Your issue was already fixed in the latest libcmdline library by
> this patch (which also includes the replacement of BUFSIZ):
> http://git.droids-corp.org/?p=libcmdline.git;a=commitdiff;h=b1d5b169352e57df3fc14c51ffad4b83f3e5613f
> I'm pretty sure it won't apply smoothly on the dpdk command line
> library but it can probably be adapted. Ideally, the latest libcmdline
> library should be [cleaned first and] merged in dpdk.org.

Sorry, I had no time to deeply check this. I think your patch can
go in 1.8 as it's still an enhancement compared to the current
situation. We may go back on this later.

Acked-by: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2014-12-03 16:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-20 15:23 Alan Carew
2014-10-20 15:26 ` Carew, Alan
2014-10-20 20:25   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-27  9:14   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-03 16:05     ` Olivier MATZ [this message]
2014-12-03 18:12       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-04 14:01         ` Carew, Alan
2014-12-04 14:15           ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-04 15:18           ` Thomas Monjalon

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