CVE-2020-10810

NameCVE-2020-10810
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in HDF5 through 1.12.0. A NULL pointer dereference exists in the function H5AC_unpin_entry() located in H5AC.c. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service.
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

https://github.com/Loginsoft-Research/hdf5-reports/tree/master/Vuln_3
https://research.loginsoft.com/bugs/null-pointer-dereference-in-h5ac-c-hdf5-1-13-0/
Negligible security impact, malicous scientific data has more issues than a crash...

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