GLSA-201701-13 : HDF5: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96244
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process via a maliciously crafted database file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll HDF5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-libs/hdf5-1.8.18'