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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2 1/2] Qemu/Gluster: Add Gluster protocol as supported network disk formats.



On Thu, Oct 04, 2012 at 09:17:08PM +0530, Deepak C Shetty wrote:
> >+        virBufferAsprintf(opt, "gluster+%s://",
> >+                          virDomainDiskProtocolTransportTypeToString(disk->hosts->transport));
> >+
> >+        /* if transport type is not unix, specify server:port */
> >+        if (disk->hosts->transport != VIR_DOMAIN_DISK_PROTO_TRANS_UNIX) {
> >+            if (strstr(disk->hosts->name, ":")) {
> Wouldn't it be better to check for ':' and check for absence of "."
> (and vice versa in the else) so that if someone specified a.b.c:d
> or a:b:c:d:e.f we can throw error rite away, instead of qemu
> erroring out later in time ? Its a very primtive check but
> can help to catch user input error early enuf.
> 
> >+                /* if IPv6 addr, use square brackets to enclose it */
> >+                virBufferAsprintf(opt, "[%s]:%s", disk->hosts->name, disk->hosts->port);
> >+            } else {
> >+                virBufferAsprintf(opt, "%s:%s", disk->hosts->name, disk->hosts->port);
> >+            }
> >+        }
> >+
> >+        /* append source path to gluster disk image */
> >+        virBufferAsprintf(opt, "/%s", disk->src);
> >+
> >+        /* if transport type is unix, server name is path to unix socket, ignore port */
> >+        if (disk->hosts->transport == VIR_DOMAIN_DISK_PROTO_TRANS_UNIX) {
> >+            virBufferAsprintf(opt, "?socket=%s", disk->hosts->name);
> >+        }
> This can be clubbed as part of else clause to the above if condn (if
> (disk->hosts->transport != VIR_DOMAIN_DISK_PROTO_TRANS_UNIX)), that
> ways we avoid an un-necessary check of transport here.
> It also means that disk->src needs to be pulled inside the if & else
> clauses, which I feel should be ok.

Since this code is building up a URI, it really should be re-written to
use the virURIPtr object, instead of virBufferPtr. This will ensure that
things like [] for IPv6 are handled automatically, as well as doing the
correct escaping of parameter values. This code is quite possibly
exploitable as it stands if the user provided cleverly crafted values
for disks->hosts->name which abused URI syntax

Daniel
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