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From: Peilin Ye <>
To: Hans Verkuil <>
Subject: Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] v4l2-tpg: Fix global-out-of-bounds read in precalculate_color()
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 06:26:14 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200821102614.GA490417@PWN> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 12:12:28PM +0200, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> Arrgh! I know what this is. /dev/video6 corresponds to the Metadata output
> device of vivid, and that metadata format sets brightness, contrast,
> saturation and hue:
> struct vivid_meta_out_buf {
>         u16     brightness;
>         u16     contrast;
>         u16     saturation;
>         s16     hue;
> };
> vivid_meta_out_process() calls tpg_s_* functions to set these values. But
> this is wrong, it should set the corresponding V4L2 controls instead since
> calling these tpg_s_* functions bypasses all range checks. It also will
> not update the controls themselves, so they are out-of-sync with the actual
> values. I.e. the test pattern generator uses different values compared to
> the values in the controls.
> So two patches are needed:
> 1) a patch for include/media/tpg/v4l2-tpg.h where tpg_s_hue will clamp the
> hue value to the valid range. This to prevent anyone else from setting invalid
> hue values in the tpg.
> 2) a patch for drivers/media/test-drivers/vivid/vivid-meta-out.c where,
> instead of calling the tpg_s_* functions in vivid_meta_out_process(), it
> calls instead:
>         v4l2_ctrl_s_ctrl(dev->brightness, meta->brightness);
>         v4l2_ctrl_s_ctrl(dev->contrast, meta->contrast);
> 	etc.
> Do patch 2 first and test with syzkaller to check that by going through the
> controls this issue is resolved. Since with that approach the tpg should
> always get valid hue values.

Ah, now it all makes sense! Thank you! I will do them now.

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-10  5:05 [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] v4l2-tpg: Fix global-out-of-bounds read in precalculate_color() Peilin Ye
2020-08-19 14:26 ` Hans Verkuil
2020-08-19 15:16   ` Peilin Ye
2020-08-21  9:48   ` Peilin Ye
2020-08-21 10:12     ` Hans Verkuil
2020-08-21 10:26       ` Peilin Ye [this message]
2020-08-21 12:46 ` [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v2] vivid: " Peilin Ye

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