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From: Igor Matheus Andrade Torrente <>
Cc: Igor Matheus Andrade Torrente <>,,
Subject: [PATCH v4] tty: Fix out-of-bound vmalloc access in imageblit
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 17:27:25 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

This issue happens when a userspace program does an ioctl
FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO passing the fb_var_screeninfo struct
containing only the fields xres, yres, and bits_per_pixel
with values.

If this struct is the same as the previous ioctl, the
vc_resize() detects it and doesn't call the resize_screen(),
leaving the fb_var_screeninfo incomplete. And this leads to
the updatescrollmode() calculates a wrong value to
fbcon_display->vrows, which makes the real_y() return a
wrong value of y, and that value, eventually, causes
the imageblit to access an out-of-bound address value.

To solve this issue I made the resize_screen() be called
even if the screen does not need any resizing, so it will
"fix and fill" the fb_var_screeninfo independently.

Signed-off-by: Igor Matheus Andrade Torrente <>
 drivers/tty/vt/vt.c | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
index fa1548d4f94b..e342f5c905bc 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
@@ -1220,7 +1220,22 @@ static int vc_do_resize(struct tty_struct *tty, struct vc_data *vc,
 	new_screen_size = new_row_size * new_rows;
 	if (new_cols == vc->vc_cols && new_rows == vc->vc_rows)
-		return 0;
+		/* This function is being called here to cover the case
+		 * where the userspace calls the FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO twice,
+		 * passing the same fb_var_screeninfo containing the fields:
+		 * yres/xres equal to a number non-multiple of vc_font.height
+		 * and yres_virtual/xres_virtual equal to number lesser than the
+		 * vc_font.height and yres/xres.
+		 * In the second call, the struct fb_var_screeninfo isn't
+		 * being modified by the underlying driver because of the
+		 * if above, and this causes the fbcon_display->vrows to become
+		 * negative and it eventually leads to out-of-bound
+		 * access by the imageblit function.
+		 * To give the correct values to the struct and to not have
+		 * to deal with possible errors from the code below, we call
+		 * the resize_screen here as well.
+		 */
+		return resize_screen(vc, new_cols, new_rows, user);
 	if (new_screen_size > KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE || !new_screen_size)
 		return -EINVAL;

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-24 20:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-24 20:27 Igor Matheus Andrade Torrente [this message]
2021-06-25  6:09 ` [PATCH v4] tty: Fix out-of-bound vmalloc access in imageblit Jiri Slaby
2021-06-25 21:09   ` Igor Torrente

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