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authorJan Engelhardt <>2013-02-21 13:12:25 +0100
committerJakub Hrozek <>2013-02-26 17:22:16 +0100
commit7cd86ef19cdde175f318aeca4ef2530d33158342 (patch)
parent92b7275fae0e4767c01edb094f0b1d7f8a7439ac (diff)
sysdb: try dealing with binary-content attributessssd-1-8 I have here a LDAP user entry which has this attribute loginAllowedTimeMap:: AAAAAAAAAP///38AAP///38AAP///38AAP///38AAP///38AAAAAAAAA In the function sysdb_attrs_add_string(), called from sdap_attrs_add_ldap_attr(), strlen() is called on this blob, which is the wrong thing to do. The result of strlen is then used to populate the .v_length member of a struct ldb_val - and this will set it to zero in this case. (There is also the problem that there may not be a '\0' at all in the blob.) Subsequently, .v_length being 0 makes ldb_modify(), called from sysdb_set_entry_attr(), return LDB_ERR_INVALID_ATTRIBUTE_SYNTAX. End result is that users do not get stored in the sysdb, and programs like `id` or `getent ...` show incomplete information. The bug was encountered with sssd-1.8.5. sssd-1.5.11 seemed to behave fine, but that may not mean that is the absolute lower boundary of introduction of the problem.
4 files changed, 17 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/src/db/sysdb.c b/src/db/sysdb.c
index 7b3757e74..fe508818b 100644
--- a/src/db/sysdb.c
+++ b/src/db/sysdb.c
@@ -508,6 +508,16 @@ int sysdb_attrs_add_string(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
return sysdb_attrs_add_val(attrs, name, &v);
+int sysdb_attrs_add_mem(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs, const char *name,
+ const void *mem, size_t size)
+ struct ldb_val v;
+ = discard_const(mem);
+ v.length = size;
+ return sysdb_attrs_add_val(attrs, name, &v);
int sysdb_attrs_add_bool(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
const char *name, bool value)
diff --git a/src/db/sysdb.h b/src/db/sysdb.h
index 879196a5d..ddf531bb2 100644
--- a/src/db/sysdb.h
+++ b/src/db/sysdb.h
@@ -208,6 +208,8 @@ int sysdb_attrs_add_val(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
const char *name, const struct ldb_val *val);
int sysdb_attrs_add_string(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
const char *name, const char *str);
+int sysdb_attrs_add_mem(struct sysdb_attrs *, const char *,
+ const void *, size_t);
int sysdb_attrs_add_bool(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
const char *name, bool value);
int sysdb_attrs_add_long(struct sysdb_attrs *attrs,
diff --git a/src/providers/ldap/sdap.c b/src/providers/ldap/sdap.c
index 01c6bcfd8..895f46d53 100644
--- a/src/providers/ldap/sdap.c
+++ b/src/providers/ldap/sdap.c
@@ -312,7 +312,6 @@ errno_t sdap_parse_deref(TALLOC_CTX *mem_ctx,
const char **ocs;
struct sdap_attr_map *map;
int num_attrs;
- struct ldb_val v;
int ret, i, a, mi;
const char *name;
size_t len;
@@ -443,10 +442,9 @@ errno_t sdap_parse_deref(TALLOC_CTX *mem_ctx,
for (i=0; dval->vals[i].bv_val; i++) {
DEBUG(9, ("Dereferenced attribute value: %s\n",
- = (uint8_t *) dval->vals[i].bv_val;
- v.length = dval->vals[i].bv_len;
- ret = sysdb_attrs_add_val(res[mi]->attrs, name, &v);
+ ret = sysdb_attrs_add_mem(res[mi]->attrs, name,
+ dval->vals[i].bv_val,
+ dval->vals[i].bv_len);
if (ret) goto done;
diff --git a/src/providers/ldap/sdap_async.c b/src/providers/ldap/sdap_async.c
index f65b41a33..464bf03b0 100644
--- a/src/providers/ldap/sdap_async.c
+++ b/src/providers/ldap/sdap_async.c
@@ -2214,8 +2214,8 @@ sdap_attrs_add_ldap_attr(struct sysdb_attrs *ldap_attrs,
DEBUG(SSSDBG_TRACE_INTERNAL, ("Adding %s [%s] to attributes "
"of [%s].\n", desc, el->values[i].data, objname));
- ret = sysdb_attrs_add_string(attrs, attr_name,
- (const char *) el->values[i].data);
+ ret = sysdb_attrs_add_mem(attrs, attr_name, el->values[i].data,
+ el->values[i].length);
if (ret) {
return ret;