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SubjectRe: [tpmdd-devel] [PATCH v2] tpm: introduce struct tpm_buf
On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 01:58:59PM +0200, Peter Huewe wrote:
>
>
> Am 9. Juni 2015 13:39:13 MESZ, schrieb Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>:
> >On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 12:32:57PM +0200, Peter Huewe wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> >> > +static inline void tpm_buf_store(struct tpm_buf *buf,
> >> >> > + unsigned int pos,
> >> >> > + const unsigned char *data,
> >> >> > + unsigned int len)
> >> >> > +{
> >> >> > + BUG_ON((pos + len) > TPM_BUF_SIZE);
> >> >> > +
> >> >> > + memcpy(&buf->data[pos], data, len);
> >> >> > +}
> >> >>
> >> >> Don't you have to update the ->length here?
> >> >
> >> >No. Store is for placing value in position, not appending to the
> >end.
> >> >
> >> Then either add a length check (whether ->length is big enough)
> >and/or
> >> call the function "update"
> >
> >There is a length check in the beginning (first line of the function
> >body).
> >
> Nope.
> The check in the first line checks whether the write is <= the max
> buffer size, but not <= head->length.
>
> Since head->length is not updated (as per design) it is possible to
> write data without effect using this function. This is not what I
> expect from an API.
>
>
> Example I create a buffer using tpm_buf_append with 12 bytes, so
> head->length == 12 Then I use tpm_buf_store at pos 10 and len 4 --> in
> the buffer are 14 bytes, but tpm_buf_length will only report 12 bytes.
>
> Which is not what I would expect and your current check dies not prevent this.

Aah. Right. A valid point. I'll add this check to the invariant.

/Jarkko


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