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From: "Maurice Gittens" <mgittens(at)gits(dot)nl>
To: <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: StrNCpy
Date: 1998-03-31 09:12:07
Message-ID: 006201bd5c85$145d3360$ (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers

While debugging yet another overrun I came across the StrNCpy macro.
A quick grep of the source tells me that usage of the StrNCpy macro is
seemingly inconsistent.

Usage 1:
strptr = palloc(len);    // done is a diffrent context
ptr = palloc(len + 1);
StrNCpy(ptr, strptr, len + 1);

Usage 2:
NameData name;
StrNCpy(, ptr2name, NAMEDATALEN);

The StrNCpy macro zero terminates the destination buffer.

Usage 1 is gives a read=buffer overrun (which I agree is not the most
serious of bugs
if you system doesn't dump core on it).
Usage 2 makes gives the name a maximum of 31 instead of 32 characters.

Is the maximun name length supposted to be 31 or 32 characters?

With regards from Maurice.


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