[PATCH] shell32: use flexible arrays to avoid fortify failures

Reece Dunn msclrhd at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 21 02:34:33 CDT 2010

On 20 September 2010 17:51, Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo.org> wrote:
> well, i dont think this issue is limited to shell32.  it's just the only one
> to hit it atm.  what about my other patch i posted ?
> http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-patches/2010-September/093377.html

How does fortify work?

See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2004/08/26/220873.aspx
for information on how to allocate these structures. Specifically:


The article explains that:

    PTOKEN_GROUPS TokenGroups = malloc(sizeof(TOKEN_GROUPS) +
NumberOfGroups * sizeof(SID_AND_ATTRIBUTES));

crashes on 64-bit platforms with STATUS_DATATYPE_MISALIGNMENT due to
the data being placed on a 4-byte, not 8-byte, boundary.

Is the shell32 code running into something similar -- that is, are the
calculations for the allocated memory blocks using these ANYSIZE_ARRAY
structures wrong?

- Reece

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