[3.5.y.z extended stable] Patch "iscsi-target: fix extract_param to handle buffer length corner case" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Fri Nov 29 14:03:48 UTC 2013

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

    iscsi-target: fix extract_param to handle buffer length corner case

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 f4e86c5b012cb889df1e09059e15ab236da4e6e4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Seppanen <eric at purestorage.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:19:51 -0800
Subject: iscsi-target: fix extract_param to handle buffer length corner case

commit 369653e4fb511928511b0ce81f41c812ff1f28b6 upstream.

extract_param() is called with max_length set to the total size of the
output buffer.  It's not safe to allow a parameter length equal to the
buffer size as the terminating null would be written one byte past the
end of the output buffer.

Signed-off-by: Eric Seppanen <eric at purestorage.com>
Signed-off-by: Nicholas Bellinger <nab at linux-iscsi.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c
index 0184bea..89f8909 100644
--- a/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c
+++ b/drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_nego.c
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ int extract_param(
 	if (len < 0)
 		return -1;

-	if (len > max_length) {
+	if (len >= max_length) {
 		pr_err("Length of input: %d exceeds max_length:"
 			" %d\n", len, max_length);
 		return -1;

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