fedora 25
obsolete weakness #282


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 Fedora 25 obsolete weakness.

             avr_set_bits(writeop, &cmd[addr_off*4]);
            avr_set_addr(writeop, &cmd[addr_off*4], caddr);
            avr_set_input(writeop, &cmd[addr_off*4], mem->buf[addr]);

        int bytes_read = pgm->spi(pgm, cmd, res, blockSize*4);

        if (bytes_read < 0)
            avrdude_message(MSG_INFO, "Failed @ pgm->spi()\n");
            pgm->err_led(pgm, ON);
            return -1;

        addr_base += blockSize;

        // write the page - this function looks after extended address also
        if (mem->paged && (((addr_base % page_size) == 0) || (addr_base == max_addr)))
            DEBUG( "Calling pickit2_commit_page()\n");
            pickit2_commit_page(pgm, p, mem, addr_base-1);
        else if (!mem->paged)

    pgm->pgm_led(pgm, OFF);

    return n_bytes;

static int pickit2_cmd(struct programmer_t * pgm, const unsigned char *cmd,
                unsigned char *res)
    return pgm->spi(pgm, cmd, res, 4);

// breaks up the cmd[] data into  packets & sends to the pickit2. Data shifted in is stored in res[].
static int pickit2_spi(struct programmer_t * pgm, const unsigned char *cmd,
                unsigned char *res, int n_bytes)
    int retval = 0, temp1 = 0, temp2 = 0, count = n_bytes;

    while (count > 0)
        uint8_t i, blockSize = MIN(count, SPI_MAX_CHUNK);
        uint8_t report[65] = {0, CMD_DOWNLOAD_DATA_2(blockSize)}; 

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