VCFtools through version 0.1.15 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read in the header.cpp:header::add_INFO_descriptor() function. An attacker could exploit this to cause an information disclosure or denial of service.
Created vcftools tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-all [bug 1580222]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1580223]
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.