Debian Security Advisory

DLA-771-1 hdf5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
31 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 845301.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-4330, CVE-2016-4331, CVE-2016-4332, CVE-2016-4333.
More information:

Cisco Talos discovered that hdf5, a file format and library for storing scientific data, contained several vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution when handling untrusted data.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.8-9+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your hdf5 packages.

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