Directory offset out of bounds by exiv2
This is a summary of the thread "Directory offset out of bounds?" on [Darktable-users].
Error is reproducable with the file attached.
According to Andreas Huggel (the main developer of Exiv2):
That's probably a shortcoming of Exiv2: It reads from JPEGs only what is officially the Exif segment and parses that. According to the Exif specification that is a self-contained block of information, however, some Makernotes contain pointers to locations outside of the Exif segment and the error that you encountered is generated if Exiv2 comes across such a pointer. It won't affect all the other information that Exiv2 reads from the Exif segment. It also doesn't happen in RAW files as these usually do not contain an Exif section and Exiv2 accesses the entire RAW image if necessary. It can however potentially mean that modifying the Exif data of such an image with Exiv2 will corrupt this part of the Makernote (the pointer may not be correct anymore after writing); that's the reason why the error is issued.
Unless you're a programmer and willing to improve how Exiv2 works in the described case, there is nothing you need to do about this. If the error bothers you, you can suppress it with the
I can confirm that exiv2 indeed issues a complaint. (Exiftool handles this fine, since exiftool appears to include decoding of the full Sony Makernote segment.) And DT crashes on it, indeed.
I suspect that where exiv2 adjusts some buffer size, DT does not, leading to the segfault. Any developer around who can confirm/check this?
In my opinion it has nothing to do with Sony (as my example shows)
#4 Updated by sebix - Sebastian almost 8 years ago
Unfortunately, yes. Using master / 39f5af70cfd93d9058e27d173a2aafa49d49b435
The file can be found on the Mailinglist and attached
(gdb) run ~/Desktop/img/part0.jpg
The program being debugged has been started already.
Start it from the beginning? (y or n) y
Starting program: /tmp/opt/dt/bin/darktable ~/Desktop/img/part0.jpg
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 0xb5cb8b70 (LWP 16224)]
[New Thread 0xb54b7b70 (LWP 16225)]
[New Thread 0xb4cb6b70 (LWP 16226)]
[New Thread 0xb44b5b70 (LWP 16227)]
[New Thread 0xb3cb4b70 (LWP 16228)]
[New Thread 0xb34b3b70 (LWP 16229)]
[New Thread 0xb2cb2b70 (LWP 16230)]
[New Thread 0xb24b1b70 (LWP 16231)]
[mipmap_cache] cache is empty, file `/home/sebastian/.cache/darktable/mipmaps-ebef8f9db326b3ddb45af1ef1615ba05f6682b0a' doesn't exist
[New Thread 0x59d1fb70 (LWP 16234)]
Error: Upper boundary of data for directory Photo, entry 0x920a is out of bounds: Offset = 0x000003dc, size = 8, exceeds buffer size by 6 Bytes; adjusting the size
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0xb6ef7dcf in ?? () from /usr/lib/libexiv2.so.11