CVE-2017-17507

NameCVE-2017-17507
DescriptionIn HDF5 1.10.1, there is an out of bounds read vulnerability in the function H5T_conv_struct_opt in H5Tconv.c 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 advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs915807

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hdf5 (PTS)buster1.10.4+repack-10vulnerable
bullseye1.10.6+repack-4+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.10.8+repack1-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant915807

Notes

POC: https://github.com/xiaoqx/pocs/blob/master/hdf5/3-hdf5-outbound-read-H5T_conv_struct_opt
https://github.com/xiaoqx/pocs/blob/master/hdf5/readme.md
Fixing the bug requires an ABI changes thus upstream will only include a fix
on a major version bump.
Negligible security impact

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