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Re: [patch] Fix BZ #18660 -- overflow in getusershell
- From: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Tobias Stöckmann <tobias at stoeckmann dot org>
- Cc: Paul Pluzhnikov <ppluzhnikov at gmail dot com>, GLIBC Devel <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:48:06 +0000
- Subject: Re: [patch] Fix BZ #18660 -- overflow in getusershell
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On Mon, 17 Aug 2015, Tobias StÃckmann wrote:
> > On August 17, 2015 at 12:59 PM Joseph Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Since you're increasing an allocation size, don't you also need to adjust
> > the check a few lines earlier for whether the allocation size calculation
> > would overflow?
> if (statb.st_size > ~(size_t)0 / sizeof (char *) * 3)
> goto init_okshells;
> flen = statb.st_size + 3;
> The check has to focus on flen's statb.st_size + 3 anyway.
> It's larger than statb.st_size / 3.
It's smaller than statb.st_size / 3 * sizeof (char *) (or the new adjusted
version thereof), since sizeof (char *) is 4 or 8 for configurations
supported by glibc.
Joseph S. Myers