[Bug 196483] [patch] change vfs_setopt{,_part}(...)'s len parameter to fix possible DoS

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--- Comment #3 from Kirk McKusick <mckusick at FreeBSD.org> ---
Comment on attachment 151321
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I agree with the sentiment reported here. But it is incomplete. The type of the
len field declared in struct vfsopt (declared in sys/mount.h) needs to be
changed to size_t. Also the type of field len in struct mntarg (declared in
needs to be changed to size_t. Another function that needs to have its len
parameter changed to size_t is vfs_copyopt. In short, a pass needs to be made
over kern/vfs_mount.c to make the use of len consistent throughout. Then the
callers of the affected functions need to ensure that they are calling with
appropriate parameters.

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