Possible string handling bug in samba 2.2.8a

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Apr 16 12:55:32 GMT 2003

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On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, M A Young wrote:

> > > [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 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?
> Yes, but by my calculations even with all the % values substituted the
> string is only about 800 characters. I could use a script instead, though
> it looks like the problem I was working around with this command has now
> been fixed anyway.

I checked and it is definitely a char[1024].  A level 10 debug would 
probably explain things more to you wrt to why the string is being 
expanded over that.

cheers, jerry
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