Bug#497649: Broken security patch for WordNet
nion at debian.org
Fri Sep 5 13:47:55 UTC 2008
* Andreas Tille <tillea at rki.de> [2008-09-05 15:40]:
> This part of the patch is completely broken, breaks funktionality of
> wordnet test -synsn
> and I really wonder in how far a "strcpy(bufstart, tmpbuf);" is a
> security fix compared to "strncpy(bufstart, tmpbuf, strlen(tmpbuf));"
> Who did this patch????
As far as I know this was part of the patch by oCert.
However its not a security fix but just a cleanup as both
function calls are equal.
Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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