DescriptionA NULL pointer dereference in H5O_sdspace_encode() in H5Osdspace.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HDF5 file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hdf5 (PTS)buster1.10.4+repack-10vulnerable
buster (security)1.10.4+repack-10+deb10u1vulnerable
sid, trixie1.10.10+repack-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - hdf5 <ignored> (Minor issue)
upstream bug tracker (not public):
fix planned for HDF5-1.10.6 (will also be backported to HDF5-1.8)
Negligible security impact, malicous scientific data has more issues than a crash
Fixed for 1.10.x in 1.10.8

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