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tipc: fix an infoleak in tipc_nl_compat_link_dump

link_info.str is a char array of size 60. Memory after the NULL
byte is not initialized. Sending the whole object out can cause
a leak.

Signed-off-by: Kangjie Lu <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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kengiter authored and davem330 committed Jun 2, 2016
1 parent ce25d66 commit 5d2be1422e02ccd697ccfcd45c85b4a26e6178e2
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  1. +2 −1 net/tipc/netlink_compat.c
@@ -604,7 +604,8 @@ static int tipc_nl_compat_link_dump(struct tipc_nl_compat_msg *msg,

link_info.dest = nla_get_flag(link[TIPC_NLA_LINK_DEST]);
link_info.up = htonl(nla_get_flag(link[TIPC_NLA_LINK_UP]));
strcpy(link_info.str, nla_data(link[TIPC_NLA_LINK_NAME]));
nla_strlcpy(link_info.str, nla_data(link[TIPC_NLA_LINK_NAME]),

return tipc_add_tlv(msg->rep, TIPC_TLV_LINK_INFO,
&link_info, sizeof(link_info));

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