Incorrect Calculation of Multi-Byte String Length
The software does not correctly calculate the length of strings that can contain wide or multi-byte characters.
The following examples help to illustrate the nature of this weakness and describe methods or techniques which can be used to mitigate the risk.
Note that the examples here are by no means exhaustive and any given weakness may have many subtle varieties, each of which may require different detection methods or runtime controls.
The following example would be exploitable if any of the commented incorrect malloc calls were used.
The output from the printf() statement would be:
This category identifies Software Fault Patterns (SFPs) within the Incorrect Buffer Length Computation cluster (SFP10).
Weaknesses in this category are related to the creation and modification of strings.
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