[DragonFlyBSD - Submit #3275] [PATCH] pw_scan: remove checks for (u|g)ids > USHRT_MAX.

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Wed Jun 9 10:23:03 PDT 2021

Issue #3275 has been updated by dancrossnyc.

Thank you!

Submit #3275: [PATCH] pw_scan: remove checks for (u|g)ids > USHRT_MAX.

* Author: dancrossnyc
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: Userland
* Target version: master
Remove the check and simplify the logic for checking
UID/GID validity in `pw_scan()` by calling `strtonum`
instead of `strtoul`.

I ran into this because I use a non-default UID/GID
numbering scheme where both are typically greater
than 2^16 for normal users.  The width of UIDs has
been 32 bits since before 4.4BSD in 1994, almost 27
years ago; if larger UIDs were going to show up as
a problem it would have already happened.

0001-pw_scan-remove-checks-for-u-g-ids-USHRT_MAX.patch (5.12 KB)

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