[3.5.y.z extended stable] Patch "powerpc/vio: use strcpy in modalias_show" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Nov 19 13:18:08 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    powerpc/vio: use strcpy in modalias_show

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From cc10cdb396cae4b1e0c669e1aa0da9109e14c90a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Prarit Bhargava <prarit at redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:00:11 -0400
Subject: powerpc/vio: use strcpy in modalias_show

commit 411cabf79e684171669ad29a0628c400b4431e95 upstream.

Commit e82b89a6f19bae73fb064d1b3dd91fcefbb478f4 used strcat instead of
strcpy which can result in an overflow of newlines on the buffer.

Signed-off-by: Prarit Bhargava
Cc: benh at kernel.crashing.org
Cc: ben at decadent.org.uk
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/vio.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/vio.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/vio.c
index b161bae..4869c4e 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/vio.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/vio.c
@@ -1521,12 +1521,12 @@ static ssize_t modalias_show(struct device *dev, struct device_attribute *attr,

 	dn = dev->of_node;
 	if (!dn) {
-		strcat(buf, "\n");
+		strcpy(buf, "\n");
 		return strlen(buf);
 	cp = of_get_property(dn, "compatible", NULL);
 	if (!cp) {
-		strcat(buf, "\n");
+		strcpy(buf, "\n");
 		return strlen(buf);


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