Winbindd errors : string overflow by 1 (256 - 255) in safe_strcpy

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Issue

We use Samba/Winbindd to authenticate linux users against Windows AD. We get a lot of "string overflow" errors in the default winbind logs:

Jun 25 11:14:42 hostname winbindd[1771]: [2013/06/25 11:14:42.901488,  0] lib/util_str.c:532(safe_strcpy_fn)
Jun 25 11:14:42 hostname winbindd[1771]:   ERROR: string overflow by 1 (256 - 255) in safe_strcpy [VI-EDF-CFG-201;VI-EDF-RTG-201;VI-EDF-RTG-301;VI-ED]
Jun 25 11:14:42 hostname winbindd[1771]: [2013/06/25 11:14:42.907832,  0] lib/util_str.c:532(safe_strcpy_fn)
Jun 25 11:14:42 hostname winbindd[1771]:   ERROR: string overflow by 1 (256 - 255) in safe_strcpy [VI-EDF-CFG-201;VI-EDF-RTG-201;VI-EDF-RTG-301;VI-ED]
Jun 25 11:14:42 hostname winbindd[1771]: [2013/06/25 11:14:42.908326,  0] lib/util_str.c:532(safe_strcpy_fn)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
  • samba 3.6

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