Re: [hackers] [quark][PATCH] Fix overflow when calling strtonum in parse_range

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:27:04 +0100

On Sat, 31 Oct 2020 21:58:26 +0000
José Miguel Sánchez García <> wrote:

Dear José,

> The value passed as maxval, SIZE_MAX, doesn't fit on a long long int
> due to signedness. It was causing legitimate range request to be
> discarded as bad.
> I tested it serving an mp4 and opening it with Firefox. A "range=0-"
> was requested, and it triggered the bug.

this is a great catch, thanks! But wouldn't it be better to use

I haven't found anything in the standard that puts "long long" and
"size_t" into any relation, which means, for me, that any case is
possible where either value could be larger, but please correct me if
I'm wrong.

With best regards

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