Bug 1634132 (CVE-2018-17437)

Summary: CVE-2018-17437 hdf5: memory leak in H5O_dtype_decode_helper() in H5Odtype.c
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Laura Pardo <lpardo>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abhgupta, anto.trande, apevec, c.david86, chrisw, dakingun, dbaker, hbrock, igor.raits, jjoyce, jokerman, jschluet, jslagle, lhh, lpeer, markmc, mburns, orion, rbryant, sclewis, slinaber, sthangav, tdecacqu, trankin
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Bug Depends On: 1634137, 1634136, 1640857, 1640858, 1640859, 1640860, 1640861, 1640862    
Bug Blocks: 1634147    

Description Laura Pardo 2018-09-28 19:42:55 UTC
A flaw was found in HDF HDF5 through 1.10.3 library. A memory leak in the H5O_dtype_decode_helper() function in H5Odtype.c allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted HDF5 file.


References:
https://github.com/SegfaultMasters/covering360/tree/master/HDF5/vuln5#memory-leak-in-h5o_dtype_decode_helper

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-09-28 19:44:00 UTC
Created hdf5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1634137]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1634136]