[PATCH] drm/tinydrm: fix a loop in debugfs code

Dan Carpenter dan.carpenter at oracle.com
Wed Aug 21 07:24:56 UTC 2019

This code will likely crash if we try to do a zero byte write.  The code
looks like this:

        /* strip trailing whitespace */
        for (i = count - 1; i > 0; i--)
                if (isspace(buf[i]))

We're writing zero bytes so count = 0.  You would think that "count - 1"
would be negative one, but because "i" is unsigned it is a large
positive numer instead.  The "i > 0" condition is true and the "buf[i]"
access will be out of bounds.

The fix is to make "i" signed and now everything works as expected.  The
upper bound of "count" is capped in __kernel_write() at MAX_RW_COUNT so
we don't have to worry about it being higher than INT_MAX.

Fixes: 02dd95fe3169 ("drm/tinydrm: Add MIPI DBI support")
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_mipi_dbi.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_mipi_dbi.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_mipi_dbi.c
index 1961f713aaab..c4ee2709a6f3 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_mipi_dbi.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_mipi_dbi.c
@@ -1187,8 +1187,7 @@ static ssize_t mipi_dbi_debugfs_command_write(struct file *file,
 	struct mipi_dbi_dev *dbidev = m->private;
 	u8 val, cmd = 0, parameters[64];
 	char *buf, *pos, *token;
-	unsigned int i;
-	int ret, idx;
+	int i, ret, idx;
 	if (!drm_dev_enter(&dbidev->drm, &idx))
 		return -ENODEV;

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