[ECOS] return value of fdopen in cyg_httpd_process should be checked for validity

Andrew Lunn andrew@lunn.ch
Wed Dec 10 12:57:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 04:20:41PM +0530, sandeep wrote:
> function cyg_httpd_process in httpd.c , has code like --
>  FILE *client;
> ------- snipped -------
>  client = fdopen( client_socket, "r+");
>  /* We are really only interested in the first line.
>   */
>  fgets( request, sizeof(request), client );
> ...........
> ...........
> If malloc fails (tracing fdopen internals) then client will be set
> to NULL and further referencing of client cause buggy behaviours. So
> it is clear that a validity check needs to be done on return value
> of fdopen before going ahead with using it's return value. But what
> should be the action in that failure case?  should one just return
> from that point? I guess, if we do that, it will make the requesting
> browser to fail getting any response for it's request and retrying
> will need to be done. Andrew, is that safe enough?
Nick is the person to ask, not me. Nick wrote the code. I just added
IPv6 support.

Just returning is not enough. Doing that will result in the leak of a


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