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  1. Avro
  2. AVRO-980

C: avro_schema_from_json ignores length parameter

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.6.2
    • Component/s: c
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    • Environment:

      Linux x86_64 (Ubuntu 11.10)
      Avro 1.6.1
      GCC 4.6.1
      cmake 2.8.5

      Description

      The function avro_schema_from_json() takes in a const char* and a length parameter, but it appears that the length parameter is ignored.

      We have a project where the schema is a binary resource compiled into the executable, and is not guaranteed to have a null terminator at the end.
      This did not appear to be an issue because the function had a length parameter.

      The other day, It kept throwing errors about characters that were not in the file at all.
      Suspecting it was running off the end of the file, I had a look at the Avro-C code and found that even though the function takes in a length parameter, it does not use it and expects a null terminator.

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              Reporter:
              mic159 Michael Cooper
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