CVE-2018-17438

NameCVE-2018-17438
DescriptionA SIGFPE signal is raised in the function H5D__select_io() of H5Dselect.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library during an attempted parse of a crafted HDF file, because of incorrect protection against division by zero. It could allow a remote denial of service attack.
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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-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)1.10.6+repack-1unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/SegfaultMasters/covering360/tree/master/HDF5/vuln4#divided-by-zero---poc_h5d__select_io_h5dselect
https://jira.hdfgroup.org/browse/HDFFV-10587
fix in develop branch: https://bitbucket.hdfgroup.org/projects/HDFFV/repos/hdf5/commits/7add52ff4f2443357648d53d52add274d1b18b5f
Negligible security impact

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