CVE-2017-17505

NameCVE-2017-17505
DescriptionIn HDF5 1.10.1, there is a NULL pointer dereference in the function H5O_pline_decode in the H5Opline.c file in libhdf5.a. For example, h5dump would crash when someone opens a crafted hdf5 file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs884365

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hdf5 (PTS)wheezy1.8.8-9vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.8.8-9+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie1.8.13+docs-15+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch1.10.0-patch1+docs-3vulnerable
buster, sid1.10.0-patch1+docs-4vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)medium884365

Notes

[stretch] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
POC: https://github.com/xiaoqx/pocs/blob/master/hdf5/2-hdf5-null-pointer-H5O_pline_decode
https://github.com/xiaoqx/pocs/blob/master/hdf5/readme.md

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