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CVE-2016-4331

Published: 18 November 2016

When decoding data out of a dataset encoded with the H5Z_NBIT decoding, the HDF5 1.8.16 library will fail to ensure that the precision is within the bounds of the size leading to arbitrary code execution.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that HDF5 incorrectly handled decoding of data. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 8.6

Status

Package Release Status
hdf5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.8.18)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(1.10.0-patch1+docs-1~exp5)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1.8.16+docs-4ubuntu1.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (1.8.11-5ubuntu7.1)