[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | gnutls_buffer_append_data: avoid use-after-free in the callers (!1399)

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Anderson Sasaki started a new discussion on lib/str.c: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/-/merge_requests/1399#note_525345767

>  	if (unlikely(dest->data != NULL && dest->allocd == NULL))
>  		return gnutls_assert_val(GNUTLS_E_INVALID_REQUEST);
> +	/* When running under valgrind, use a simpler logic for reallocation;
> +	 * i.e., always call gnutls_realloc_fast() and do not reclaim the
> +	 * no-longer-used area which has been removed from the beginning of
> +	 * buffer with _gnutls_buffer_pop_datum().
> +	 */

The idea here is to always trigger the reallocation even when it wouldn't be necessary, right?

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