CVE-2018-17432

NameCVE-2018-17432
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, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
hdf5 (PTS)stretch1.10.0-patch1+docs-3+deb9u1vulnerable
buster1.10.4+repack-10vulnerable
bullseye, sid1.10.6+repack-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

[buster] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - hdf5 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - hdf5 <ignored> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/SegfaultMasters/covering360/tree/master/HDF5/vuln6#null-pointer-dereference-in-h5o_sdspace_encode
upstream bug tracker (not public): https://jira.hdfgroup.org/browse/HDFFV-10590
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

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