CVE-2018-17234

NameCVE-2018-17234
DescriptionMemory leak in the H5O__chunk_deserialize() function in H5Ocache.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via 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)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hdf5 (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1.8.13+docs-15+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch1.10.0-patch1+docs-3+deb9u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid, buster1.10.4+repack-10vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)low

Notes

[buster] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/SegfaultMasters/covering360/tree/master/HDF5/vuln3#memory-leak---h5o__chunk_deserialize_memory_leak
https://jira.hdfgroup.org/browse/HDFFV-10578 (not public)
does not appear in 1.10.5 release notes, but fixed in
https://bitbucket.hdfgroup.org/projects/HDFFV/repos/hdf5/commits/f4138013dbc6851e968ea3d37b32776538ef306b

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