GPG homedir path length limit
justus at g10code.com
Fri Feb 17 10:42:14 CET 2017
Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> writes:
> On Thu 2017-02-16 04:12:36 -0500, Justus Winter wrote:
>> That is still wrong. The length of the path of the socket is not
>> limited in any way, the length of the path passed to connect is.
> this is a clever approach to *connect* to such a socket,
> on some systems.
Well, I tested it on all systems I had access to at that time. I could
have written a small test program, and asked people to run it on systems
we don't have access to. But we never got to that point :(
> But if you ever use getsockname (e.g. common/sysutils.c and
> dirmngr/dns.c), the long socket path names are bound to fail on *any*
> system, right?
Yes. And iirc I went over why we use getsockname and figured that we
could do away with them.
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