path: root/security/commoncap.c
diff options
authorArnd Bergmann <>2021-03-22 17:02:41 +0100
committerJames Morris <>2021-03-24 13:52:19 -0700
commit82e5d8cc768b0c7b03c551a9ab1f8f3f68d5f83f (patch)
tree3e783f3e8be609c2f0d61a51f8b5c1ae32b7d484 /security/commoncap.c
parentf40ddce88593482919761f74910f42f4b84c004b (diff)
security: commoncap: fix -Wstringop-overread warning
gcc-11 introdces a harmless warning for cap_inode_getsecurity: security/commoncap.c: In function ‘cap_inode_getsecurity’: security/commoncap.c:440:33: error: ‘memcpy’ reading 16 bytes from a region of size 0 [-Werror=stringop-overread] 440 | memcpy(&nscap->data, &cap->data, sizeof(__le32) * 2 * VFS_CAP_U32); | ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The problem here is that tmpbuf is initialized to NULL, so gcc assumes it is not accessible unless it gets set by vfs_getxattr_alloc(). This is a legitimate warning as far as I can tell, but the code is correct since it correctly handles the error when that function fails. Add a separate NULL check to tell gcc about it as well. Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <> Acked-by: Christian Brauner <> Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/commoncap.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 26c1cb725dcb..2bdeacd32e3f 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -391,7 +391,7 @@ int cap_inode_getsecurity(struct inode *inode, const char *name, void **buffer,
&tmpbuf, size, GFP_NOFS);
- if (ret < 0)
+ if (ret < 0 || !tmpbuf)
return ret;
fs_ns = inode->i_sb->s_user_ns;