Re: think twice before enabling -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 for C projects without thorough build-time testing
On Fri, 20 Sep 2013, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> On "your" code you could look for some (no multiline or more complex
> expressions, no snprintf) hits in sprintf with following grep
> grep -re 'sprintf(\s*\(\w\+\)\s*,[^,]\+,\s*\1\>' *
> unfortunately codesearch.d.n seems to not have support for referencing a
> group in regexp yet, thus couldn't search for obvious hits within archive.
> If anyone comes up with proper parser/analyzer to catch those -- I would
> be very grateful (I am surprised that gcc doesn't issue any warning).
somehow I didn't know yet about debile.d.n and this package is not yet
in Debian thus I am paying by running cppcheck on it myself now,
as Julian Taylor suggested -- cppcheck seems to catch this pattern
Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
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