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Re: (ITS#8301) signed/unsigned confusion in ber_get_next()

ryan@nardis.ca wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 12:12:26AM +0000, ondra@mistotebe.net wrote:
>> Hi, the following will assert in liblber on i386 (and it should be possible to
>> craft a similar one for 64bit, I think):
>> echo 'CoSSoJKSCg==' | base64 -d | ~/code/openldap/libraries/liblber/etest .
> ITYM dtest?
> slapd's sane default setting for sb_max_incoming appears to mitigate
> most of the potential security impact of this one.


But I guess we need to reject any len values that exceed the range of a signed 
ber_len_t, since many liblber functions can only return a ber_slen_t result.

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