NULL Pointer Dereference Affecting hdf5_1_10_11-hpc-examples package, versions <1.10.11-150400.3.12.1



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.12% (46th percentile)
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5.5 medium
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Red Hat
5.5 medium
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3.3 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-SLES155-HDF511011HPCEXAMPLES-6256179
  • 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.

An issue was discovered in HDF5 through 1.12.0. A NULL pointer dereference exists in the function H5F_get_nrefs() located in H5Fquery.c. It allows an attacker to cause Denial of Service.