[PATCH] wireless: wext: allocate space for NULL-termination for 32byte SSIDs

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Tue Dec 15 05:31:23 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 18:20 +0800, Daniel Mack wrote:

> > > Since you indicate the kernel crashed, it is likely that libertas is
> > > treating the buffer as a string, instead of an SSID.
> Ok, I dodn't know that - thanks for pointing it out. In my setup here,
> SSIDs are always valid alphanumeric strings, and I was mislead by the
> comment that mentions the NULL-termination.

Yeah ... that's an unfortunate historic mistake in wireless extensions
that we try to fix up there. It cannot always be successfully fixed up,
but the NUL-termination is nothing that anything but this code should be
worried about or rely on.

> > drivers/net/wireless/libertas$ grep lbs_deb_ * | grep ssid|grep '%s'
> > assoc.c:	lbs_deb_join("current SSID '%s', ssid length %u\n",
> > assoc.c:	lbs_deb_join("requested ssid '%s', ssid length %u\n",
> > assoc.c:	lbs_deb_join("ADHOC_START: SSID '%s', ssid length %u\n",
> > scan.c:		lbs_deb_wext("set_scan, essid '%s'\n",
> Those macros are stubbed out as nops in my setup, so they can
> unfortunately not be the reason. I'll dig deeper :)

Well, the stack trace ought to help.

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