Re: generating sha256 hashes with openssl?

std::string should strcpy though, no?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave" <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: generating sha256 hashes with openssl?


From a cursory glance at the function (and without knowing what
exactly failed), it potentially looks like you have a dangling
pointer.

You assign to your password class member an array of characters which
you created on the heap (and then delete).

On 8/22/10, Littlefield, Tyler <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello all,
I've been trying to figure this out based on documentation from openssl
(what little there is) and some info from google, but it still seems to be failing: Any ideas would be great on where I might be going wrong; here is
the function
void Player::SetPassword(const std::string &s)
{
SHA256_CTX context;
unsigned char *hash = new unsigned char[SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH+1];
memset(hash, 0, SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH+1);

SHA256_Init(&context);
SHA256_Update(&context, (unsigned char*)s.c_str(), s.length());
SHA256_Final(hash, &context);
    _password=(char*)hash;
delete []hash;
}
Thanks,
Ty
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