[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1505: Secure template overloads with VC++ 2005/8

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1505: Secure template overloads with VC++ 2005/8
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-07 21:11:55

#1505: Secure template overloads with VC++ 2005/8
 Reporter: John Pavel <jrp_at_[hidden]> | Owner: johnmaddock
     Type: Feature Requests | Status: new
Milestone: Boost 1.35.0 | Component: config
  Version: Boost Development Trunk | Severity: Optimization
 Keywords: |
 VC++ 2008 provides

 Many CRT functions have been deprecated in favor of newer, security-
 enhanced versions (for example, strcpy_s is the more secure replacement
 for strcpy). The CRT provides template overloads to help ease the
 transition to the more secure variants.

 Defining _CRT_SECURE_CPP_OVERLOAD_STANDARD_NAMES to be 1 enables template
 overloads of standard CRT functions that call the more secure variants
 automatically. If _CRT_SECURE_CPP_OVERLOAD_STANDARD_NAMES is 1, then no
 changes to the code are necessary. A call to strcpy will be changed to a
 call to strcpy_s with the size argument supplied automatically.

 Would it be possible to set in the default VC++ 2005/8 config


 See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175759(VS.90).aspx for more

 In addition functions that take a count, such as strncpy, can be picked
 up. To enable template overloads for the count functions, define
 however, make sure that your code passes the count of characters, not the
 size of the buffer (a common mistake). Also, code that explicitly writes a
 null terminator at the end of the buffer after the function call is
 unnecessary if the secure variant is called. If you need truncation
 behavior, see _TRUNCATE.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/1505>
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