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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.3 003/292] drm/mipi-dbi: fix a loop in debugfs code
From: Dan Carpenter <>

[ Upstream commit d72cf01f410aa09868d98b672f3f92328c96b32d ]

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 <>
[noralf: Adjust title]
Signed-off-by: Noralf Trønnes <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/gpu/drm/tinydrm/mipi-dbi.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/tinydrm/mipi-dbi.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/tinydrm/mipi-dbi.c
index ca9da654fc6f4..d6b7c706c674b 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/tinydrm/mipi-dbi.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/tinydrm/mipi-dbi.c
@@ -1033,8 +1033,7 @@ static ssize_t mipi_dbi_debugfs_command_write(struct file *file,
struct mipi_dbi *mipi = 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(&mipi->drm, &idx))
return -ENODEV;
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