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Re: Possibly wrong string comparisons in SVN

From: Andy Whitcroft <apw_at_shadowen.org>
Date: 2004-10-26 11:19:05 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Roland Ruedenauer wrote:

>> if ((strncmp (hostname, "localhost", 9) != 0))
>> 2) libsvn_repos/fs-wrap.c line 330 and 332
>> /* Only svn:author and svn:date are fetchable. */
>> if ((strncmp (propname, SVN_PROP_REVISION_AUTHOR,
>> strlen(SVN_PROP_REVISION_AUTHOR)) != 0)
>> && (strncmp (propname, SVN_PROP_REVISION_DATE,
>> strlen(SVN_PROP_REVISION_DATE)) != 0))
>> *value_p = NULL;
> Probably, but they're all correct (I hope :-).

Although yes we are looking at a substring, should we not be checking
the terminator also? We'll get a false negative on the localhost check
localhost-foo.bar.com. I guess it should check for end of string or "."
as the next character? In the second case if you had other props with a
common prefix could they not suffer value leak (this is part of the
security fix right); obviously unlikely you'd choose to share these
prefixes, but perhaps its still 'wrong' per-see.


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