DescriptionMultiple out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities exist in the ORCA format nAtoms functionality of Open Babel 3.1.1 and master commit 530dbfa3. A specially-crafted malformed file can lead to arbitrary code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious file to trigger this vulnerability.The loop that stores the coordinates does not check its index against nAtoms
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openbabel (PTS)buster2.4.1+dfsg-3vulnerable
bookworm, sid, trixie3.1.1+dfsg-9vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bookworm] - openbabel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[bullseye] - openbabel <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - openbabel <postponed> (Minor issue, no upstream patch yet)

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