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Another valgrind warning, deltify_by_id()

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-05-15 04:18:45 CEST


I'm still playing with valgrind, trying to determine if the warnings
it gives are genuine. Consider this, it warns about the following
code in deltify_by_id()

      apr_size_t len = svn_fs__id_length (target_id);
      tmp_id = apr_palloc (trail->pool, sizeof (*tmp_id));
      tmp_id->digits = apr_pmemdup (trail->pool, target_id->digits,
                                    (len + 3) * sizeof (target_id->digits[0]));
      tmp_id->digits[len] = 1;
      tmp_id->digits[len + 1] = 1;
      tmp_id->digits[len + 2] = -1;

claiming that the memcpy within apr_pmemdup is reading from beyond the
end of allocated memory

This warning looks correct to me: it appears that the code is
allocating 2 digits more in tmp_id than exist in target_id since
svn_fs__id_length() doesn't count the terminating -1. Thus the
apr_pmemdup will try to copy more digits from target_id than actually

I believe the code should be something like

      tmp_id->digits = apr_palloc (trail->pool,
                                   (len + 3) * sizeof (target_id->digits[0]));
      memcpy (tmp_id->digits, target_id->digits,
              len * sizeof (target_id->digits[0]));
      tmp_id->digits[len] = 1;
      tmp_id->digits[len + 1] = 1;
      tmp_id->digits[len + 2] = -1;

I'm getting to be quite impressed by valgrind!

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