Problem using "WireGuardSetConfiguration" for Wireguard-NT with heap allocated configuration

Lukas Lüdke lukasluedke at
Fri Aug 13 22:02:44 UTC 2021


I am trying to implement a custom wireguard client using the provided
wireguard.dll/wireguard.h in c++.
I tried to modify the example from here:
It works, when I specify a struct with one interface
(WIREGUARD_INTERFACE) and one or more peers + allowed ips
"WireGuardSetConfiguration" to the the configuration on the adapter,
like it the example.
But when I try to use a buffer allocated on the heap, containing the
interface and the peers + allowed_ips, I always get error 0x57 from
It seems to work, when I only create the buffer and memcpy a
WIREGUARD_INTERFACE object into the buffer, but if I create a larger
buffer and also memcpy the WIREGUARD_PEER object into it, set the Flags
and set the PeersCount, I get the error.
like in the following example it does not work:

unsigned char* buffer = (unsigned char
*)malloc(sizeof(WIREGUARD_INTERFACE) + sizeof(WIREGUARD_PEER));
/*new_interface is the interface from the example.c file*/
new_interface.PeersCount = 1;
memcpy(buffer, &new_interface, sizeof(WIREGUARD_INTERFACE));
unsigned char* buffer2 = (buffer + sizeof(WIREGUARD_INTERFACE));
/*peer is a created peer, which does work, if I use it in a struct*/
memcpy(buffer2, &peer, sizeof(WIREGUARD_PEER));
if (!WireGuardSetConfiguration(Adapter, (WIREGUARD_INTERFACE
*)&(buffer), sizeof(struct t))) {
     LastError = LogError(L"Failed to set configuration", GetLastError());
     return cleanupAdapter(Adapter, WireGuard, LastError);

Does anyone has an idea, how I can implement this correctly, so that I
can dynamically add/remove the peers and I am not forced to create a
struct with fixed peer count?

Best Regards,

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