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Re: Fwd: [PATCH] Don't allow attackers to inject arbitrary data into stack through LD_DEBUG
- From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- To: Alex <alexinbeijing at gmail dot com>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:03:26 -0700
- Subject: Re: Fwd: [PATCH] Don't allow attackers to inject arbitrary data into stack through LD_DEBUG
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I've been trying to figure
out why the original author used strndupa in the first place but
haven't wrapped my mind around it yet.
Presumably the original author didn't know about "%.*s". The string is not
null-terminated, so "%s" won't work, and I guess the original author used
strndupa to create a null-terminated copy.
Beware of int overflow when using "%.*s", by the way.