GLSA-201701-13 : HDF5: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-13
(HDF5: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

Solution :

All HDF5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-libs/hdf5-1.8.18'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96244 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4330

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