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Re: security-related gcc bug

Philip Guenther wrote:
On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
Howard Chu writes:
You just test:
	if ( in->bv_len>  MYSIZE || in->bv_len + len>  MYSIZE )
		return FAIL;
Except that in->bv_len + len can wrap around:-) In this case, use
if ( in->bv_len>  MYSIZE - len ) since len will be<= MYSIZE.

No, you don't know whether len is<= MYSIZE, but you _do_ know that in->bv_len is less than MYSIZE from the first clause in the test. So: if ( in->bv_len> MYSIZE || len> MYSIZE - in->bv_len ) return FAIL;


And of course anyone can see that
	in->bv_len + len > MYSIZE
is exactly equivalent to
	             len > MYSIZE - in->bv_len
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