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[for-4.15,1/5] tools/xenstored: Avoid unnecessary talloc_strdup() in do_control_lu()

Message ID 20210225174131.10115-2-julien@xen.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series xenstore: Address coverity issues in the LiveUpdate code | expand

Commit Message

Julien Grall Feb. 25, 2021, 5:41 p.m. UTC
From: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>

At the moment, the return of talloc_strdup() is not checked. This means
we may dereference a NULL pointer if the allocation failed.

However, it is pointless to allocate the memory as send_reply() will
copy the data to a different buffer. So drop the use of talloc_strdup().

This bug was discovered and resolved using Coverity Static Analysis
Security Testing (SAST) by Synopsys, Inc.

Fixes: fecab256d474 ("tools/xenstore: add basic live-update command parsing")
Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>
---
 tools/xenstore/xenstored_control.c | 4 +---
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 3 deletions(-)

Comments

Juergen Gross Feb. 26, 2021, 7 a.m. UTC | #1
On 25.02.21 18:41, Julien Grall wrote:
> From: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>
> 
> At the moment, the return of talloc_strdup() is not checked. This means
> we may dereference a NULL pointer if the allocation failed.
> 
> However, it is pointless to allocate the memory as send_reply() will
> copy the data to a different buffer. So drop the use of talloc_strdup().
> 
> This bug was discovered and resolved using Coverity Static Analysis
> Security Testing (SAST) by Synopsys, Inc.
> 
> Fixes: fecab256d474 ("tools/xenstore: add basic live-update command parsing")
> Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>

Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>


Juergen
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Patch

diff --git a/tools/xenstore/xenstored_control.c b/tools/xenstore/xenstored_control.c
index f10beaf85eb4..e8a501acdb62 100644
--- a/tools/xenstore/xenstored_control.c
+++ b/tools/xenstore/xenstored_control.c
@@ -691,7 +691,6 @@  static const char *lu_start(const void *ctx, struct connection *conn,
 static int do_control_lu(void *ctx, struct connection *conn,
 			 char **vec, int num)
 {
-	const char *resp;
 	const char *ret = NULL;
 	unsigned int i;
 	bool force = false;
@@ -734,8 +733,7 @@  static int do_control_lu(void *ctx, struct connection *conn,
 
 	if (!ret)
 		ret = "OK";
-	resp = talloc_strdup(ctx, ret);
-	send_reply(conn, XS_CONTROL, resp, strlen(resp) + 1);
+	send_reply(conn, XS_CONTROL, ret, strlen(ret) + 1);
 	return 0;
 }
 #endif