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authorNiels Dossche <dossche.niels@gmail.com>2022-06-14 18:50:02 +0100
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>2022-06-27 09:02:50 +0100
commit359c27c6ddbde404f44a9c0d3ec88ccd1e2042f2 (patch)
tree8d6fcbf1ab2b196e3a92128e9ec09a79e86d2334 /drivers
parent63249a5cab81b69d43b0a508eb597e7be6f5343a (diff)
media: hdpvr: fix error value returns in hdpvr_read
Error return values are supposed to be negative in hdpvr_read. Most error returns are currently handled via an unsigned integer "ret". When setting a negative error value to "ret", the value actually becomes a large positive value, because "ret" is unsigned. Later on, the "ret" value is returned. But as ssize_t is a 64-bit signed number, the error return value stays a large positive integer instead of a negative integer. This can cause an error value to be interpreted as the read size, which can cause a buffer overread for applications relying on the returned size. Fixes: 9aba42efe85b ("V4L/DVB (11096): V4L2 Driver for the Hauppauge HD PVR usb capture device") Signed-off-by: Niels Dossche <dossche.niels@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil-cisco@xs4all.nl> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/media/usb/hdpvr/hdpvr-video.c b/drivers/media/usb/hdpvr/hdpvr-video.c
index 60e57e0f1927..fd7d2a9d0449 100644
--- a/drivers/media/usb/hdpvr/hdpvr-video.c
+++ b/drivers/media/usb/hdpvr/hdpvr-video.c
@@ -409,7 +409,7 @@ static ssize_t hdpvr_read(struct file *file, char __user *buffer, size_t count,
struct hdpvr_device *dev = video_drvdata(file);
struct hdpvr_buffer *buf = NULL;
struct urb *urb;
- unsigned int ret = 0;
+ int ret = 0;
int rem, cnt;
if (*pos)

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