PVS-Studio Learns What strlen is All About

Somehow, it so happens that we write about our diagnostics, but barely touch upon the subject of how we enhance the analyzer's internal mechanics. So, for a change, today we'll talk about a new useful upgrade for our data flow analysis.

PVS-Studio Learns What strlen is All About

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

Can you see it? To be honest, we did not notice it immediately and our first thought was, "Oh no, we broke something!" Then we saw what was up and took a minute to appreciate the advantages of static analysis. PVS-Studio warned: V512 A call of the 'strcpy' function will lead to overflow of the buffer 'astr'. asm.cpp 21 Still don't see the error? Let's go through the code step by step.

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