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Re: [leafnode-list] [ANNOUNCE] First Leafnode-2.0 beta version

Phil Hunt wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> > It is not easy to replace vsnprintf(). One could use vsprintf() instead,
> > but this would make Leafnode potentially vulnerable to buffer overflow
> > type attacks.
> Would it not be possible to cut-and-paste the code for vsnprintf() into
> the Leafnode code (perhaps under a different name, to avoid conflicts)?

Nope, because of licensing problems.

2.0b3 will contain the following crude hack:

 * very poor replacement for vsnprintf(), only made to make Leafnode
 * compile on OSF1. Prone to buffer overflows.
int vsnprintf( char *str, size_t n, const char *format, va_list ap ) {
    return( vsprintf( str, format, ap ) );
#endif /* HAVE_VSNPRINTF */

More elegant would be a real replacement similar to the snprintf()
replacement in miscutil.c.


PS: I fixed the leafwa URL.

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