Bug 1397707 (CVE-2016-4332) - CVE-2016-4332 hdf5: Shareable message type out-of-bounds write
Summary: CVE-2016-4332 hdf5: Shareable message type out-of-bounds write
Alias: CVE-2016-4332
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1397715 1397716 1413825 1470480
Blocks: 1397712
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-11-23 08:48 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2020-05-20 21:16 UTC (History)
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Multiple heap overflows were found in HDF5. These issues could be used to gain code execution in any program that exposes the affected functions to untrusted input. While HDF5 is shipped as a dependency, no Red Hat products are known to expose these issues in any supported use case at this time.
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Last Closed: 2020-05-20 21:16:02 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-11-23 08:48:00 UTC
The vulnerability exists due to the library’s failure to check if certain message types support a particular flag. When this flag is set, the library will cast the structure to an alternative structure and then assign to fields that aren’t supported by the message type. Due to the message type not being able to support this flag, the library will write outside the bounds of the heap buffer. This can lead to code execution under the context of the library.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-11-23 08:55:30 UTC
Created hdf5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1397715]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1397716]

Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2017-07-13 02:39:43 UTC
Created hdf5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: openshift-1 [bug 1470480]

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-05-20 21:16:02 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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