HDF5: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-13

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in HDF5 which could lead to the arbitrary execution of code.

Affected Packages

sci-libs/hdf5 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.18
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.18

Background

HDF5 technology suite includes a data model, library, and file format for storing and managing data.

Description

Multiple arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities have been discovered in HDF5. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process via a maliciously crafted database file.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All HDF5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/hdf5-1.8.18"
 

References

Release Date
January 02, 2017

Latest Revision
January 02, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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