[PATCH libmnl v2] nlmsg: fix false positives when validating buffer sizes

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The `len` parameter of `mnl_nlmsg_ok`, which holds the buffer length and
is compared to the size of the object expected to fit into the buffer,
is signed because the function validates the length, and it can be
negative in the case of malformed messages.  Comparing it to unsigned
operands used to lead to compiler warnings:

  msg.c: In function 'mnl_nlmsg_ok':
  msg.c:136: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned
  msg.c:138: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned

and so commit 73661922bc3b ("fix warning in compilation due to different
signess") added casts of the unsigned operands to `int`.  However, the
comparison to `nlh->nlmsg_len`:

  (int)nlh->nlmsg_len <= len

is problematic, since `nlh->nlmsg_len` is of type `__u32` and so may
hold values greater than `INT_MAX`.  In the case where `len` is positive
and `nlh->nlmsg_len` is greater than `INT_MAX`, the cast will yield a
negative value and `mnl_nlmsg_ok` will incorrectly return true.

Instead, assign `len` to an unsigned local variable, check for a
negative value first, then use the unsigned local for the other
comparisons, and remove the casts.

Closes: https://bugzilla.netfilter.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1691
Fixes: 73661922bc3b ("fix warning in compilation due to different signess")
Signed-off-by: Jeremy Sowden <jeremy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Changes since v1

 * Dropped changes to `mnl_attr_ok` which is not affected by the overflow bug.
 * Reworded the commit message to make it (hopefully) easier to parse (if not
   shorter :-)).

 src/nlmsg.c | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/nlmsg.c b/src/nlmsg.c
index c63450174c67..30a7e639fad6 100644
--- a/src/nlmsg.c
+++ b/src/nlmsg.c
@@ -152,9 +152,14 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL void *mnl_nlmsg_get_payload_offset(const struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
 EXPORT_SYMBOL bool mnl_nlmsg_ok(const struct nlmsghdr *nlh, int len)
-	return len >= (int)sizeof(struct nlmsghdr) &&
+	size_t ulen = len;
+	if (len < 0)
+		return false;
+	return ulen           >= sizeof(struct nlmsghdr) &&
 	       nlh->nlmsg_len >= sizeof(struct nlmsghdr) &&
-	       (int)nlh->nlmsg_len <= len;
+	       nlh->nlmsg_len <= ulen;

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