[Libvir] PATCH: Avoid buffer out of bounds access in Xen capabilities

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Tue Apr 29 06:46:14 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 11:42:47PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> The Xen driver uses a regex to process the hypervisor capabilities data
>   "(xen|hvm)-[[:digit:]]+\\.[[:digit:]]+-(x86_32|x86_64|ia64|powerpc64)(p|be)?";
> notice how the last match group, however, is optional due to the '?'. The
> code processing matches does not check to see if the match is present or
> not, and just indexes the string on match 3
>      if (strncmp (&token[subs[3].rm_so], "p", 1) == 0)
> Unfortunately,  subs[3].rm_so is -1 if the match was not present, so we're
> doing an out of bounds array access here. This is fairly harmless, but it
> is still good to fix it. So this patch adds a check for -1 before accessing
> the match. I also replace the strncmp() calls with a call to the brand new
> STRPREFIX() convenience macro

  Okidoc, i assume valgrind spotted that, that's fairly well hidden ...



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