CVE-2020-36403

NameCVE-2020-36403
DescriptionHTSlib 1.10 through 1.10.2 allows out-of-bounds write access in vcf_parse_format (called from vcf_parse and vcf_read).
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
htslib (PTS)stretch1.3.2-2fixed
buster1.9-11vulnerable
bullseye, sid1.11-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
htslibsourcestretch(not affected)
htslibsource(unstable)1.11-1

Notes

[buster] - htslib <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - htslib <not-affected> (Vulnerable code added later)
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=24097
https://github.com/google/oss-fuzz-vulns/blob/main/vulns/htslib/OSV-2020-955.yaml
https://github.com/samtools/htslib/commit/dcd4b7304941a8832fba2d0fc4c1e716e7a4e72c

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