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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging/rtl8712: Remove all strcpy() uses in favor of strscpy()
On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 03:24:38PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Dan Carpenter
> > Sent: 19 July 2021 06:38
> ...
> > Not related to your patch but this code is bad. What it does is the
> > "ifname" can be set as a module parameter. So instead of testing if it
> > has been set, it uses the checking inside dev_alloc_name() to see if we
> > can allocate what the user requested. If not then set it to "wlan%d".
> > If we cannot allocate what the user wants then we should return an
> > error.
> >
> > It should do:
> >
> > if (ifname[0] == '\0')
> > strscpy(ifname, "wlan%d", sizeof(ifname));
> >
> > ret = dev_alloc_name(pnetdev, ifname);
> > if (ret < 0) {
> > dev_err(pnetdev, "allocating device name failed.\n");
> > return NULL;
> > }
>
> I know only root can set module parameters, but having one
> that contains a string used as a printf format seems
> dangerous at best.
>
> Isn't it best to let userspace rename the interfaces later on?

Yeah. I think you're right.

regards,
dan carpenter

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