CVE-2019-8396

NameCVE-2019-8396
DescriptionA buffer overflow in H5O__layout_encode in H5Olayout.c in the HDF HDF5 through 1.10.4 library allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted HDF5 file. This issue was triggered while repacking an HDF5 file, aka "Invalid write of size 2."
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+deb9u1undetermined
buster1.10.4+repack-10undetermined
bullseye1.10.6+repack-4undetermined
bookworm1.10.6+repack-5undetermined
sid1.10.7+repack-1undetermined

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)undetermined

Notes

https://github.com/magicSwordsMan/PAAFS/tree/master/vul4
https://jira.hdfgroup.org/browse/HDFFV-10712
HDFFV-10712 is marked to be closed in a future 1.10.8 upstream release.
Upstream fix was made in May 2021 after the 1.12.0 release (Mar 2020)

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