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* [PATCH] apparmor: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array member
@ 2020-02-11 21:04 Gustavo A. R. Silva
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From: Gustavo A. R. Silva @ 2020-02-11 21:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: John Johansen, James Morris, Serge E. Hallyn
  Cc: linux-security-module, linux-kernel, Gustavo A. R. Silva

The current codebase makes use of the zero-length array language
extension to the C90 standard, but the preferred mechanism to declare
variable-length types such as these ones is a flexible array member[1][2],
introduced in C99:

struct foo {
        int stuff;
        struct boo array[];
};

By making use of the mechanism above, we will get a compiler warning
in case the flexible array does not occur last in the structure, which
will help us prevent some kind of undefined behavior bugs from being
inadvertenly introduced[3] to the codebase from now on.

This issue was found with the help of Coccinelle.

[1] https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Zero-Length.html
[2] https://github.com/KSPP/linux/issues/21
[3] commit 76497732932f ("cxgb3/l2t: Fix undefined behaviour")

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
---
 security/apparmor/apparmorfs.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/security/apparmor/apparmorfs.c b/security/apparmor/apparmorfs.c
index fefee040bf79..cc81080efb63 100644
--- a/security/apparmor/apparmorfs.c
+++ b/security/apparmor/apparmorfs.c
@@ -804,7 +804,7 @@ static ssize_t query_label(char *buf, size_t buf_len,
 struct multi_transaction {
 	struct kref count;
 	ssize_t size;
-	char data[0];
+	char data[];
 };
 
 #define MULTI_TRANSACTION_LIMIT (PAGE_SIZE - sizeof(struct multi_transaction))
-- 
2.25.0


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