Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137648
RHEL4 PATCH dev.c: clear SIOCGIFHWADDR buffer if !dev->addr_len
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:14 EST
Description of problem:
From: Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@Dell.com>
If dev->dev_addr is zero, then the memcpy() never takes place, and the
same data that was in the caller's buffer is still in the caller's
buffer on successful return. The caller can't know that the data in
its buffer isn't the right answer. So, if dev->dev_dev_addr == 0,
clear the buffer before returning success.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.9-rc1 and earlier 2.6 variants
Created attachment 105967 [details]
Patch as submitted to email@example.com for 2.6
Created attachment 106049 [details]
Updated patch based on discussion on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For RHEL4, Red Hat may wish not to include the printk, as there are ~30
applications which will cause that printk to trigger, none of which is really
fixed in cvs
FWIW, DaveM applied the first of my patches, not the latter one.
Which got applied to CVS please?
the one from commment #3 (minus the printk)
Verified, patch from #3 minus the printk statement included in kernel
2.6.9-1.751_EL. Spoke to Matt and he stated that he didn't care much
for the printk statement in the first place. Closing the issue as
this patch meets our needs.