[Fribidi-discuss] Building fribidi on OSF1 alpha: snprintf
tzafrir at technion.ac.il
Tue Jan 22 16:22:04 EST 2002
On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Omer Zak wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > I changed it to sprintf, sprintf is in ANSI C, while snprintf is in
> > ISO C99.
> Please don't downgrade to sprintf from snprintf.
> The reason:buffer overflow risk.
> Anyone who doesn't have snprintf in his OS - refer him to the punishment
> meted out to people who post stupid newbie questions to the Linux-IL
> mailing list.
> If someone MUST compile without snprintf, it means that his OS is very
> very insecure.
Actually, most of the code uses sprintf. Only some of the latest code uses
FWIW I can see snprintf.o in /lib/libdb.a of that computer. I Can find no
trace to snprintf in any system header file.
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