CVE-2020-10809

NameCVE-2020-10809
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in HDF5 through 1.12.0. A heap-based buffer overflow exists in the function Decompress() located in decompress.c. It can be triggered by sending a crafted file to the gif2h5 binary. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service.
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
bullseye1.10.6+repack-4+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm1.10.8+repack1-1vulnerable
trixie1.10.10+repack-3vulnerable
sid1.10.10+repack-3.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
hdf5source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/Loginsoft-Research/hdf5-reports/tree/master/Vuln_1
https://research.loginsoft.com/bugs/heap-overflow-in-decompress-c-hdf5-1-13-0/
Negligible security impact, malicous scientific data has more issues than a crash...
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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