fedora 23
buffer weakness #52


Weakness Breakdown


Buffer overflows are one of the most well-known software vulnerabilities. Even though most developers know what buffer overflows are, attacks against the vulnerabilities are common in both legacy and newer applications. A classic buffer overflow exploit begins with the attacker sending data to a program, which it then stores in an undersized stack buffer. Besides stack buffer overflows, other kinds of buffer overflows include heap overflows, off-by-one errors and many others. Learn more about buffer overflows on OWASP attack index.

Warning code(s):

Does not check for buffer overflows.

File Name:



The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Fedora 23 buffer weakness.

	virtual void resetForNextFile() {
		first_ = true;
	virtual void dump(ostream& out,
	                  const String<Dna5>& seq,
	                  const String<char>& qual,
	                  const String<char>& name)
		out << ">" << name << endl << seq << endl;
	bool first_;
	bool color_;
	bool solexa64_;
	bool phred64_;
	bool intQuals_;

 * Tokenize a line of space-separated integer quality values.
static inline bool tokenizeQualLine(FileBuf& filebuf, char *buf, size_t buflen, vector<string>& toks) {
	size_t rd = filebuf.gets(buf, buflen);
	if(rd == 0) return false;
	assert(NULL == strrchr(buf, '\n'));
	tokenize(string(buf), " ", toks);
	return true;

 * Synchronized concrete pattern source for a list of files with tab-
 * delimited name, seq, qual fields (or, for paired-end reads,
 * basename, seq1, qual1, seq2, qual2).
class TabbedPatternSource : public BufferedFilePatternSource {
	TabbedPatternSource(uint32_t seed,
	                    const vector<string>& infiles,
	                    bool color,
	                    bool randomizeQuals = false,
	                    const char *dumpfile = NULL,
	                    bool verbose = false,
	                    int trim3 = 0,
	                    int trim5 = 0,
	                    bool solQuals = false,
	                    bool phred64Quals = false,
	                    bool intQuals = false,
	                    uint32_t skip = 0) : 

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