author Sam Lantinga <>
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:50:33 -0800
changeset 12612 07c39cbbeacf
parent 12503 806492103856
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 4500 - Heap-Buffer Overflow in Map1toN pertaining to SDL_pixels.c

Petr Pisar

The reproducer has these data in BITMAPINFOHEADER:

biSize = 40
biBitCount = 8
biClrUsed = 131075

SDL_LoadBMP_RW() function passes biBitCount as a color depth to SDL_CreateRGBSurface(), thus 256-color pallete is allocated. But then biClrUsed colors are read from a file and stored into the palette. SDL_LoadBMP_RW should report an error if biClrUsed is greater than 2^biBitCount.
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