alpine 3.6
obsolete weakness #18


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.

   int ret = 0;
  ret = xdo_mouse_down(xdo, window, button);
  if (ret != XDO_SUCCESS) {
    fprintf(stderr, "xdo_mouse_down failed, aborting click.\n");
    return ret;
  ret = xdo_mouse_up(xdo, window, button);
  return ret;

int xdo_click_window_multiple(const xdo_t *xdo, Window window, int button,
                       int repeat, useconds_t delay) {
  int ret = 0;
  while (repeat > 0) {
    ret = xdo_click_window(xdo, window, button);
    if (ret != XDO_SUCCESS) {
      fprintf(stderr, "click failed with %d repeats remaining\n", repeat);
      return ret;

    /* Sleeping even after the last click is important, so that a call to xdo_set_active_modifiers()
     * right after won't think that the button is still pressed. */
  } /* while (repeat > 0) */
  return ret;
} /* int xdo_click_window_multiple */

/* XXX: Return proper code if errors found */
int xdo_enter_text_window(const xdo_t *xdo, Window window, const char *string, useconds_t delay) {

  /* Since we're doing down/up, the delay should be based on the number
   * of keys pressed (including shift). Since up/down is two calls,
   * divide by two. */
  delay /= 2;

  /* XXX: Add error handling */
  //int nkeys = strlen(string);
  //charcodemap_t *keys = calloc(nkeys, sizeof(charcodemap_t));
  charcodemap_t key;
  //int modifier = 0;
  mbstate_t ps = { 0 };
  ssize_t len;
  while ( (len = mbsrtowcs(&key.key, &string, 1, &ps)) ) {
    if (len == -1) {
      fprintf(stderr, "Invalid multi-byte sequence encountered\n");
      return XDO_ERROR;

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