[Bridge] [patch v2] bridge: make buffer larger in br_setlink()

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Fri Dec 7 19:15:42 UTC 2012



Am 07.12.2012 19:53, schrieb Dan Carpenter:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 05:07:24PM +0100, walter harms wrote:
>>
>>
>> Am 07.12.2012 12:10, schrieb Dan Carpenter:
>>> We pass IFLA_BRPORT_MAX to nla_parse_nested() so we need
>>> IFLA_BRPORT_MAX + 1 elements.  Also Smatch complains that we read past
>>> the end of the array when in br_set_port_flag() when it's called with
>>> IFLA_BRPORT_FAST_LEAVE.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I have no clue why nla_parse_nested() need IFLA_BRPORT_MAX elements.
>> but the majory of loop look like
>> for(i=0;i<max;++)
>> most programmers will think this way.
>> So it seems the place to fix is nla_parse_nested().
>> doing not so is asking for trouble (in the long run).
>> At least this function needs a big warning label that (max-1)
>> is actually needed.
>>
> 
> Yeah, nla_parse_nested() is actually documented already.
> 


documenting unexspected behavier is not as much helpfull as changing it.

just my 2 cents,
 wh



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