CVE-2018-17433

NameCVE-2018-17433
DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow in ReadGifImageDesc() in gifread.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HDF5 file. This issue was triggered while converting a GIF file to an HDF file.
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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
bullseye1.10.6+repack-4+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm1.10.8+repack1-1vulnerable
sid, trixie1.10.10+repack-3.3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/SegfaultMasters/covering360/tree/master/HDF5/vuln8#heap-overflow-in-readgifimagedesc
https://jira.hdfgroup.org/browse/HDFFV-10592
Negligible security impact
Fixed in 1.10.x-series in 1.10.10 https://forum.hdfgroup.org/t/release-of-hdf5-1-10-10-newsletter-192/11006

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