cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_sysctl.c

Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun Sep 2 02:59:35 PDT 2007

rwatson     2007-09-02 09:59:33 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/kern             kern_sysctl.c 
  In userland_sysctl(), call useracc() with the actual newlen value to be
  used, rather than the one passed via 'req', which may not reflect a
  rewrite.  This call to useracc() is redundant to validation performed by
  later copyin()/copyout() calls, so there isn't a security issue here,
  but this could technically lead to excessive validation of addresses if
  the length in newlen is shorter than req.newlen.
  Approved by:    re (kensmith)
  Reviewed by:    jhb
  Submitted by:   Constantine A. Murenin <cnst+freebsd at>
  Sponsored by:   Google Summer of Code 2007
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.177     +1 -1      src/sys/kern/kern_sysctl.c

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