The HDF5 1.8.16 library allocating space for the array using a value from the file has an impact within the loop for initializing said array allowing a value within the file to modify the loop's terminator. Due to this, an aggressor can cause the loop's index to point outside the bounds of the array when initializing it.
Published 2016-11-18 20:59:05
Updated 2017-11-04 01:29:20
Source CERT/CC
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Overflow

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-4333

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 43 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-4333

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST
8.6
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
6.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-4333

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-4333

Products affected by CVE-2016-4333

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