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HDF5 Known Problems

Known problems at release time are listed at the end of the Release Notes.
Known problems listed here were found after the release was made available and are issues that may affect many users.

Problems Reported as of HDF5 1.8.17 and HDF5-1.10.0-patch1

Talos Vulnerabilities Found in HDF5-1.8.17, HDF5-1.10.0-patch1, and Earlier Releases

Four Talos vulnerabilities were found in HDF5-1.8.17 and HDF5-1.0.0-patch1. They are also found in earlier releases:

CVE-2016-4330:  HDF5 bug  HDFFV-9992 (TALOS-2016-176)
CVE-2016-4331:  HDF5 bug  HDFFV-9951 (TALOS-2016-177)
CVE-2016-4332:  HDF5 bug  HDFFV-9950 (TALOS-2016-178)
CVE-2016-4333:  HDF5 bug  HDFFV-9993 (TALOS-2016-179)

These issues were addressed in the HDF5-1.8.18 release. See the HDF5-1.8.18 Release Notes for more details.

They will be addressed in the HDF5-1.10.1 release in the first quarter of 2017.

Patches are available that users can apply to other HDF5 releases:


Syntax Error in HDF5 compile scripts

The HDF5 compile scripts (h5cc, h5fc, h5c++, h5pcc, and h5pfc) contained a syntax error when using the options:

  -o <output> -c <source>

The <output> gets dropped, producing "-c -o <source>" which results in a compiler error.

If the options are switched there is no error:

   -c <source> -o <output> 

Known Problems from Previous Releases

- - Last modified: 14 December 2016