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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:47:39 +0300
From: Alexey Izbyshev <>
Subject: [PATCH] inet_pton: fix uninitialized memory use for IPv4-mapped IPv6 addresses

When a dot is encountered, the loop counter is incremented before
exiting the loop, but the corresponding ip array element is left
uninitialized, so the subsequent memmove (if "::" was seen) and the loop
copying ip to the output buffer will operate on an uninitialized

The uninitialized data never directly influences the control flow and
is overwritten on successful return by the second half of the parsed
IPv4 address. But it's better to fix this to avoid unexpected
transformations by a sufficiently smart compiler and reports from
UB-detection tools.
 src/network/inet_pton.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/src/network/inet_pton.c b/src/network/inet_pton.c
index d36c3689..bcbdd9ef 100644
--- a/src/network/inet_pton.c
+++ b/src/network/inet_pton.c
@@ -54,6 +54,7 @@ int inet_pton(int af, const char *restrict s, void *restrict a0)
 			if (s[j]!='.' || (i<6 && brk<0)) return 0;
+			ip[i&7]=0;
 		s += j+1;

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