[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [10] RFR JDK-8190997: PNGImageReader throws NullPointerException when PLTE section is missing

Prahalad Kumar Narayanan prahalad.kumar.narayanan at oracle.com
Wed Dec 13 09:58:47 UTC 2017

Hello Jay

I looked into the changes. 
The logic to check the presence of PLTE chunk is correct.

Few minor changes
. The if condition to check whether PLTE chunk exists would get executed every time an IDAT chunk is encountered.
      . For png images with multiple IDAT chunks, this is a repeated check and can be avoided.
      . You can move the if condition within the if block that stores location of 1st IDAT chunk.

. Secondly, the wording within the IIOException can be changed.
      . PNG specification mentions IHDR chunk as Image Header and this is separate from PLTE chunk.
      . So you could rephrase "PNG Header doesn't contain required PLTE chunk" as "PNG image doesn't contain required PLTE chunk"

Thank you
Have a good day

Prahalad N.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jayathirth D V 
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:02 PM
To: 2d-dev
Subject: [OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [10] RFR JDK-8190997: PNGImageReader throws NullPointerException when PLTE section is missing

Hello All,

Please review the following fix in JDK10 :

Bug : https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8190997 
Webrev : http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jdv/8190997/webrev.00/ 

Issue : When we try to read PNG image with color type as PNG_COLOR_PALETTE in IHDR header but missing the required PLTE chunk we throw NullPointerException.

Root cause : We finish reading metadata but when we try to read image information and access palette related data it throws NPE as palette related data is not initialized/not present.

Solution : PNG specification mandates that if color type present in IHDR is PNG_COLOR_PALETTE(type 3), PLTE chunk should appear before the first IDAT chunk. So while reading metadata itself we should verify the same and if required PLTE chunk is absent we should throw proper IIOException instead of allowing the code to continue further and throw NPE while trying to access palette information.


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