Re: [PATCH v2] wifi: ipw2x00: refactor to use kstrtoul

From: Kees Cook
Date: Fri Aug 04 2023 - 04:21:14 EST

On Wed, Aug 02, 2023 at 01:23:06AM +0000, Justin Stitt wrote:
> The current implementation seems to reinvent what `kstrtoul` already does
> in terms of functionality and error handling. Remove uses of `simple_strtoul()`
> in favor of `kstrtoul()`.
> There is the following note at `lib/vsprintf.c:simple_strtoull()` which
> further backs this change:
> | * This function has caveats. Please use kstrtoull (or kstrtoul) instead.
> And here, simple_str* are explicitly deprecated [3].
> This patch also removes an instance of the deprecated `strncpy` which helps [2].
> Link: [1]
> Link: [2]
> Link: [3]
> Cc: linux-hardening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Suggested-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Justin Stitt <justinstitt@xxxxxxxxxx>

This looks correct to me. I would be curious to hear back from the intel
folks if the interface continues to work correctly with real hardware.

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Kees Cook