Improper Input Validation Affecting hdf5_1_10_11-hpc-examples package, versions <1.10.11-150400.3.12.1



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Scope Changed
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.3% (70th percentile)
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8.6 high
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8.6 high
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Red Hat
8.6 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-SLES155-HDF511011HPCEXAMPLES-6255728
  • published 21 Feb 2024
  • disclosed 20 Feb 2024

How to fix?

Upgrade SLES:15.5 hdf5_1_10_11-hpc-examples to version 1.10.11-150400.3.12.1 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream hdf5_1_10_11-hpc-examples package and not the hdf5_1_10_11-hpc-examples package as distributed by SLES. See How to fix? for SLES:15.5 relevant fixed versions and status.

The library's failure to check if certain message types support a particular flag, the HDF5 1.8.16 library will cast the structure to an alternative structure and then assign to fields that aren't supported by the message type and the library will write outside the bounds of the heap buffer. This can lead to code execution under the context of the library.