Bug in krb5_keyblock_data function on Solaris 10/Opensolaris

Markus Moeller huaraz at moeller.plus.com
Mon Oct 15 19:33:43 EDT 2007

Maybe I miss something but I am not in control of the initialisation of the 
keyblock.  The problem is mcreds->keyblock ->contents in 
krb5_copy_keyblock_data, which is not allocated in any function before and 
not provided by the user.

static krb5_error_code
      krb5_get_credentials(krb5_context context, krb5_flags options,
           krb5_ccache ccache, krb5_creds *in_creds,
            krb5_creds **out_creds)
         krb5_error_code retval;
         krb5_creds mcreds;
         krb5_creds *ncreds;
         krb5_creds **tgts;
         krb5_flags fields;
         int not_ktype;

         retval = krb5_get_credentials_core(context, options,
                &mcreds, &fields);

static krb5_error_code
     krb5_get_credentials_core(krb5_context context, krb5_flags options,
          krb5_creds *in_creds, krb5_creds *mcreds,
          krb5_flags *fields)
         krb5_error_code ret = 0;
      ret = krb5_copy_keyblock_data(context, &in_creds->keyblock,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicolas Williams" <Nicolas.Williams at sun.com>
To: "Markus Moeller" <huaraz at moeller.plus.com>
Cc: "Ken Raeburn" <raeburn at mit.edu>; <kerberos at mit.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: Bug in krb5_keyblock_data function on Solaris 10/Opensolaris

> On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 11:44:30PM +0100, Markus Moeller wrote:
>> You are right and some calling functions like krb5_copy_keyblock do
>> allocate, but not krb5_get_credentials(_core) if I now read the code 
>> right.
> Whether it's a bug at all depends on what the krb5_get_credentials() API
> docs say about increds->keyblock.  The lack of MIT krb5 API docs doesn't
> help.
> Now that you know what the calling convention for
> krb5_copy_keyblock_data() you should be able to fix your test program to
> properly initialize the keyblock field of the creds passed to
> krb5_get_credentials() as input creds.
> [I'll try to refrain from getting into the problems with encoding
> krb5_keyblock internals knowledge into your apps.]
> Nico
> -- 

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