[Bro-Dev] Hui Lin_Out of Bound Exception from flowunit

Seth Hall seth at icir.org
Fri Aug 26 10:03:54 PDT 2011

On Aug 26, 2011, at 12:46 PM, Hui Lin wrote:

> 1217561494.208541 weird: binpac exception: out_of_bound: Dnp3_Test:src_addr: 8 > 3
> 8 is the size of all data before "rest" the bytestring, and 3 is the size of data "start" and "len". "len" is used to define the &length of this record. It seems that after "len", you can not define extra data, such as "ctrl",  "dest_addr" and doing this will generate the above exception. However, if you change the type of all data after "len" into bytestring, then the exception will not happen.  But I still want to keep those data as the "uint8". Any suggestion to solve this problem?

It looks like you probably want to do: &length=(8+len)

You also forgot to explain what the "5" is for and it looks like binpac tried to parse 5 bytes too far (8>3).  From a more broad perspective, if you have framing around this parse unit (&length applied to a parent unit) it probably makes more sense to define this record like this:

type Dnp3_Test = record {
        start: uint16;
        len: uint8;
        ctrl: uint8;
        dest_addr: uint16;
        src_addr: uint16;
        rest: bytestring &length=len;
} &byteorder = bigendian;

Binpac shouldn't have any problems with that as long as it can calculate the fully parsed record size based on a parent record. (to avoid complaints about incremental parsing)


Seth Hall
International Computer Science Institute
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