alpine 3.6
buffer weakness #88


Weakness Breakdown


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

        if (buffer[3] > MODEL_LENGTH) {
                 * If the vendor id appears in the page assume the page is
                 * invalid.
                if (strneq((char *)&buffer[VENDOR_LENGTH], dev_scsi->vendor, VENDOR_LENGTH)) {
                        log_debug("%s: invalid page0 data", dev_scsi->kernel);
                        return 1;
        return 0;

 * The caller checks that serial is long enough to include the vendor +
 * model.
static int prepend_vendor_model(struct udev *udev,
                                struct scsi_id_device *dev_scsi, char *serial)
        int ind;

        strncpy(serial, dev_scsi->vendor, VENDOR_LENGTH);
        strncat(serial, dev_scsi->model, MODEL_LENGTH);
        ind = strlen(serial);

         * This is not a complete check, since we are using strncat/cpy
         * above, ind will never be too large.
        if (ind != (VENDOR_LENGTH + MODEL_LENGTH)) {
                log_debug("%s: expected length %d, got length %d",
                     dev_scsi->kernel, (VENDOR_LENGTH + MODEL_LENGTH), ind);
                return -1;
        return ind;

 * check_fill_0x83_id - check the page 0x83 id, if OK allocate and fill
 * serial number.
static int check_fill_0x83_id(struct udev *udev,
                              struct scsi_id_device *dev_scsi,
                              unsigned char *page_83,
                              const struct scsi_id_search_values
                              *id_search, char *serial, char *serial_short,
                              int max_len, char *wwn,
                              char *wwn_vendor_extension, char *tgpt_group) 

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