Commit fe041724 authored by Vladimir Oltean's avatar Vladimir Oltean Committed by Ramon Fried
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net: davinci_emac: ensure mdiodev->name is NULL terminated after MDIO_NAME_LEN truncation

strncpy() simply bails out when copying a source string whose size
exceeds the destination string size, potentially leaving the destination
string unterminated.

One possible way to address is to pass MDIO_NAME_LEN - 1 and a
previously zero-initialized destination string, but this is more
difficult to maintain.

The chosen alternative is to use strlcpy(), which properly limits the
copy len in the (srclen >= size) case to "size - 1", and which is also
more efficient than the strncpy() byte-by-byte implementation by using
memcpy. The destination string returned by strlcpy() is always NULL
Signed-off-by: default avatarVladimir Oltean <>
Reviewed-by: Ramon Fried's avatarRamon Fried <>
parent 30c40398
......@@ -816,7 +816,7 @@ static int davinci_emac_probe(struct udevice *dev)
struct mii_dev *mdiodev = mdio_alloc();
if (!mdiodev)
return -ENOMEM;
strncpy(mdiodev->name, phy[i].name, MDIO_NAME_LEN);
strlcpy(mdiodev->name, phy[i].name, MDIO_NAME_LEN);
mdiodev->read = davinci_mii_phy_read;
mdiodev->write = davinci_mii_phy_write;
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