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Date: Fri,  1 Jun 2018 11:00:50 +0300
From: Andrei Vagin <>
Cc: Andrei Vagin <>,
	Andrei Vagin <>
Subject: [PATCH] scanf: stop scanning if the L modifier is used for integers

From: Andrei Vagin <>

According to a posix man page, the L modifier can not be
used for integers.

Let's look at this code:
        char str[] = "0x200 0x200";
        unsigned long long a = 0xb, b = 0xa;
	int ret;

	ret = sscanf(str, "%llx %Lx", &a, &b);
        printf("%d %llx %llx\n", ret, a, b);

Without this patch, this code prints "2 200 a", this means that two
items were parsed, but we see that the second item was parsed

Actually scanf() should stop scanning as soon as it meets %Lx and
return 1.

Signed-off-by: Andrei Vagin <>
 src/stdio/vfscanf.c | 13 +++++++++----
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/stdio/vfscanf.c b/src/stdio/vfscanf.c
index 9e030fc4..8088b1b1 100644
--- a/src/stdio/vfscanf.c
+++ b/src/stdio/vfscanf.c
@@ -19,9 +19,9 @@
 #define SIZE_L   2
 #define SIZE_ll  3
-static void store_int(void *dest, int size, unsigned long long i)
+static int store_int(void *dest, int size, unsigned long long i)
-	if (!dest) return;
+	if (!dest) return 0;
 	switch (size) {
 	case SIZE_hh:
 		*(char *)dest = i;
@@ -38,7 +38,10 @@ static void store_int(void *dest, int size, unsigned long long i)
 	case SIZE_ll:
 		*(long long *)dest = i;
+	default:
+		return -1;
+	return 0;
 static void *arg_n(va_list ap, unsigned int n)
@@ -292,8 +295,10 @@ int vfscanf(FILE *restrict f, const char *restrict fmt, va_list ap)
 			x = __intscan(f, base, 0, ULLONG_MAX);
 			if (!shcnt(f)) goto match_fail;
-			if (t=='p' && dest) *(void **)dest = (void *)(uintptr_t)x;
-			else store_int(dest, size, x);
+			if (t=='p' && dest)
+				*(void **)dest = (void *)(uintptr_t)x;
+			else if (store_int(dest, size, x))
+				goto fmt_fail;
 		case 'a': case 'A':
 		case 'e': case 'E':

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