alpine 3.6
obsolete weakness #276


Weakness Breakdown


An obsolete weakness occurs when someone uses deprecated or obsolete functions when building a system. As a programming language evolves, some functions occasionally become obsolete.

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This C routine is considered obsolete.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Alpine 3.6 obsolete weakness.

 	 illegal in host names one easily recognizes whether the option is
	 complete and avoids accepting a partially written host name */
      if (*ptr1 != '"')
	goto failed;
      ptr1 ++;
      /* Check whether option was set for this job, if not, keep waiting */
      if (strncmp(ptr1, job_id, strlen(job_id)) != 0)
	goto failed;
      ptr1 += strlen(job_id);
      if (*ptr1 != ' ')
	goto failed;
      ptr1 ++;
      /* Read destination host name (or message) and check whether it is
	 complete (second double quote) */
      strncpy(dest_host, ptr1, sizeof(dest_host));
      ptr1 = dest_host;
      if ((ptr2 = strchr(ptr1, '"')) != NULL) {
	*ptr2 = '\0';
      /* Pause half a second before next attempt */

    if (i >= 40) {
      /* Timeout, no useful data from cups-browsed received */
      fprintf(stderr, "ERROR: No destination host name supplied by cups-browsed for printer \"%s\", is cups-browsed running?\n",
      return (CUPS_BACKEND_STOP);
    if (!strcmp(dest_host, "NO_DEST_FOUND")) {
      /* All remote queues are either disabled or not accepting jobs, let
	 CUPS retry after the usual interval */
      fprintf(stderr, "ERROR: No suitable destination host found by cups-browsed.\n");
      return (CUPS_BACKEND_RETRY);
    } else if (!strcmp(dest_host, "ALL_DESTS_BUSY")) {
      /* We queue on the client and all remote queues are busy, so we wait
	 5 sec  and check again then */
      fprintf(stderr, "DEBUG: No free destination host found by cups-browsed, retrying in 5 sec.\n");
    } else {
      /* We have the destination host name now, do the job */
      char server_str[1024];
      const char *title;
      int num_options = 0; 

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