NetworkManager and "illegal" SSID chars = crash?

Richi Plana myfedora at
Wed Sep 5 21:06:36 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 17:01 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> Yeah and also keep in mind that if they are 32bytes with anything
> inside, you can find also embedded NULLs, so NM should cope with that
> too in theory.
> This would be valid I guess:
> EVIL\0\0SSID\0\0HERE\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\032

Right! Good catch. There goes Unicode. As far as I remember, U+0000 does
not exist. And even if it did exist, to accurately capture the ESSID,
you'd end up with a string that's 32 characters long _all the time_.

Richi Plana

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