[PATCH] powerpc/ps3: refactor strncpy usage

Justin Stitt justinstitt at google.com
Thu Aug 17 07:39:24 AEST 2023

`strncpy` is deprecated for use on NUL-terminated destination strings [1].

`make_first_field()` should use similar implementation to `make_field()`
due to memcpy having more obvious behavior here. The end result yields
the same behavior as the previous `strncpy`-based implementation
including the NUL-padding.

Link: www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/deprecated.html#strncpy-on-nul-terminated-strings[1]
Link: https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/90
Cc: linux-hardening at vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt at google.com>
This follows up on a previous RFC which can be found here:
 arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
index 205763061a2d..1abe33fbe529 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/ps3/repository.c
@@ -73,9 +73,9 @@ static void _dump_node(unsigned int lpar_id, u64 n1, u64 n2, u64 n3, u64 n4,
 static u64 make_first_field(const char *text, u64 index)
-	u64 n;
+	u64 n = 0;
-	strncpy((char *)&n, text, 8);
+	memcpy((char *)&n, text, strnlen(text, sizeof(n)));
 	return PS3_VENDOR_ID_NONE + (n >> 32) + index;

base-commit: 2ccdd1b13c591d306f0401d98dedc4bdcd02b421
change-id: 20230816-strncpy-arch-powerpc-platforms-ps3-repository-85a1c867ed23

Best regards,
Justin Stitt <justinstitt at google.com>

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