replace incorrect strscpy use in FORTIFY_SOURCE

Using strscpy was wrong because FORTIFY_SOURCE is passing the maximum
possible size of the outermost object, but strscpy defines the count
parameter as the exact buffer size, so this could copy past the end of
the source.  This would still be wrong with the planned usage of
__builtin_object_size(p, 1) for intra-object overflow checks since it's
the maximum possible size of the specified object with no guarantee of
it being that large.

Reuse of the fortified functions like this currently makes the runtime
error reporting less precise but that can be improved later on.

Noticed by Dave Jones and KASAN.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Micay <>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <>
Reported-by: Dave Jones <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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