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bug #58025: Mismatch between Multiboot 2 spec and GRUB code

Submitted by:  Bogdan Barbu <love4boobies>
Submitted on:  Mon 23 Mar 2020 07:09:12 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  None
Planned Release:  None

Mon 23 Mar 2020 07:09:12 AM UTC, original submission:  

Section 3.6.12 of the Multiboot 2 specification defined the reserved field as having type u8. However, in multiboot2.h it has type multiboot_uint16_t. This confusion can result in people trying to read color_info and getting garbage instead.

Originally reported here: https://forum.osdev.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=304751

Bogdan Barbu <love4boobies>


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