[Lldb-commits] [lldb] r235991 - Replace sprintf with snprintf to avoid a crash.

Abid, Hafiz Hafiz_Abid at mentor.com
Tue Apr 28 07:55:08 PDT 2015

Well, it was happening :-(. It is \\x%02x” and cUnescapedChar is not unsigned.
So when it had value with MSB 1, then it overflew the buffer.

There are other problems too with printing the 1-byte register. Current code
tries to print it as a character which is probably not the right thing. But that
is a separate fix.


From: Ilia K [mailto:ki.stfu at gmail.com]
Sent: 28 April 2015 15:26
To: Abid, Hafiz
Cc: lldb-commits at cs.uiuc.edu
Subject: Re: [Lldb-commits] [lldb] r235991 - Replace sprintf with snprintf to avoid a crash.

Hello Abid,

I thought it never can happen because cUnescapedChar is less than 255 and "\\x%02hhu<file:///\\x%2502hhu>" prints something like \x12. Am I wrong?


On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 5:16 PM, Hafiz Abid Qadeer <hafiz_abid at mentor.com<mailto:hafiz_abid at mentor.com>> wrote:
Author: abidh
Date: Tue Apr 28 09:16:00 2015
New Revision: 235991

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=235991&view=rev
Replace sprintf with snprintf to avoid a crash.
During testing -data-list-register-values, I saw a crash here due to buffer overflow.
This commit should fix the crash. There is still problem with printing 1-byte register
in some cases that I will fix separately.

No regression on MI test cases.


Modified: lldb/trunk/tools/lldb-mi/MIUtilString.cpp
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/lldb/trunk/tools/lldb-mi/MIUtilString.cpp?rev=235991&r1=235990&r2=235991&view=diff
--- lldb/trunk/tools/lldb-mi/MIUtilString.cpp (original)
+++ lldb/trunk/tools/lldb-mi/MIUtilString.cpp Tue Apr 28 09:16:00 2015
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@

 // In-house headers:
 #include "MIUtilString.h"
+#include "Platform.h"

 //++ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 // Details: CMIUtilString constructor.
@@ -844,8 +845,9 @@ CMIUtilString::Escape(const bool vbEscap
-                    char strEscapedChar[sizeof("\\xXX<file:///\\xXX>")];
-                    ::sprintf(strEscapedChar, "\\x%02<file:///\\x%2502>" PRIx8, cUnescapedChar);
+                    const size_t size = sizeof("\\xXX<file:///\\xXX>");
+                    char strEscapedChar[size];
+                    ::snprintf(strEscapedChar, size, "\\x%02<file:///\\x%2502>" PRIx8, cUnescapedChar);

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