Possible string handling bug in samba 2.2.8a

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Apr 15 21:40:20 GMT 2003

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On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, M A Young wrote:

> I have just upgraded our main print server to 2.2.8a (from 2.0.10), and
> had my a few host samba log files filled up (until the file system ran out
> of disk space) by errors like
> [2003/04/15 01:49:16, 0] lib/util_str.c:string_sub(1221)
>   ERROR: string overflow by 4 in string_sub(%I, 406)
> starting as soon as a session connected.
> I believe the problem was caused by a long print command given below
> (required to provide logging, and to work around some PC configuration
> errors).
> The same command (with trivial modifications) worked with the previous
> samba version.

I woundn't call this a bug.  Perhaps a limitation though.
You are limited to 1024 characters for parameter string values.
Why not just package your print command in a script?

cheers, jerry
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