DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: More thinking securely...
On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 13:15, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Would there be any value (right now) in moving away from unsafe/unbounded
> :string functions like OpenBSD (ex. strcopy->strlcpy) and the like?
> Yes, there is definitely value in this sort of work, even for the
> 'safe' situations where old functions are used (like
> sprintf(buf, "%d", v)), simply because then the audited and changed
> functions will not show up in people's grep's for old functions
> any more :-)
Right on... I need to setup a development machine (vmware is so not the
way to go) but that might have to wait until after the holidays (the
only box I have at home is a older machine that runs windows for my wife
> But the work must definitely be reviewed. For every 50 string functions
> you replace you have a good chance at introducing 1 new bug :-)
I will start work on this then indeed and submit patches as I do them.