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authorThomas Jarosch <>2009-04-17 12:05:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-18 03:59:01 (GMT)
commite0b3cc0dffbc965ffa33155cbdcf8d44716c134c (patch)
treeb6576c5a1c8415e977c9fb4d1eac2d7a8a2f9dc2 /config.c
parentc6d8f7635f619f6576dccf17c1f1264d2cc37a2a (diff)
Fix buffer overflow in config parser
When interpreting a config value, the config parser reads in 1+ space character(s) and puts -one- space character in the buffer as soon as the first non-space character is encountered (if not inside quotes). Unfortunately the buffer size check lacks the extra space character which gets inserted at the next non-space character, resulting in a crash with a specially crafted config entry. The unit test now uses Java to compile a platform independent .NET framework to output the test string in C# :o) Read: Thanks to Johannes Sixt for the correct printf call which replaces the perl invocation. Signed-off-by: Thomas Jarosch <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'config.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/config.c b/config.c
index 82807c8..b9b2ce8 100644
--- a/config.c
+++ b/config.c
@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ static char *parse_value(void)
for (;;) {
int c = get_next_char();
- if (len >= sizeof(value))
+ if (len >= sizeof(value) - 1)
return NULL;
if (c == '\n') {
if (quote)