[krbdev.mit.edu #8671] minor bug in ksu

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[krbdev.mit.edu #8671] minor bug in ksu

Jeffrey Arbuckle via RT
Hello, I was looking at ksu and noticed this code from
src/clients/ksu/main.c in the 1.16 distribution assumes that argc cannot be
zero, but at least on Linux that is not true - if you pass NULL for argv to
execve(), argc will be zero.

        target_user = xstrdup(argv[1]);
        pargc = argc -1;

        if ((pargv =(char **) calloc(pargc +1,sizeof(char *)))==NULL){
            com_err(prog_name, errno, _("while allocating memory"));

        pargv[pargc] = NULL;
        pargv[0] = argv[0];

        for(i =1; i< pargc; i ++){
            pargv[i] = argv[i + 1];

I think this will just crash, because of the strdup(NULL), but if that
succeeds on any platform this code will write NULL to pargv[-1], causing
heap corruption.

(on linux execve("/usr/bin/ksu", NULL, NULL) will make argc zero, if you
want to test)

Thanks, Tavis.

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