Bug 1524911 (CVE-2017-17509) - CVE-2017-17509 hdf5: Out-of-bounds write in the H5G__ent_decode_vec function
Summary: CVE-2017-17509 hdf5: Out-of-bounds write in the H5G__ent_decode_vec function
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-17509
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On: 1524917 1524918 1524919 1530408
Blocks: 1524924
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-12-12 10:01 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 01:06 UTC (History)
25 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:34:01 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-12-12 10:01:25 UTC
In HDF5 1.10.1, there is an out of bounds write vulnerability in the function H5G__ent_decode_vec in H5Gcache.c in libhdf5.a. For example, h5dump would crash or possibly have unspecified other impact someone opens a crafted hdf5 file.

References:

https://github.com/xiaoqx/pocs/tree/master/hdf5

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-12-12 10:03:42 UTC
Created hdf5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1524917]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1524918]
Affects: openshift-1 [bug 1524919]

Comment 2 Joshua Padman 2017-12-20 04:11:32 UTC
Statement:

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Whilst the package shipped with Red Hat OpenStack contains the vulnerable code, the packages that use HDF5 do not expose the vulnerable functionality.


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.