CVE-2015-1258

NameCVE-2015-1258
DescriptionGoogle Chrome before 43.0.2357.65 relies on libvpx code that was not built with an appropriate --size-limit value, which allows remote attackers to trigger a negative value for a size field, and consequently cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted frame size in VP9 video data.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3267-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
chromium-browser (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)37.0.2062.120-1~deb7u1vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie57.0.2987.98-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch62.0.3202.89-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)63.0.3239.84-1~deb9u1fixed
buster62.0.3202.89-1fixed
sid63.0.3239.84-1fixed
libvpx (PTS)wheezy1.1.0-1fixed
jessie1.3.0-3vulnerable
buster, stretch, sid1.6.1-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
chromium-browsersource(unstable)43.0.2357.65-1high
chromium-browsersourcejessie43.0.2357.65-1~deb8u1highDSA-3267-1
chromium-browsersourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
chromium-browsersourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life
libvpxsource(unstable)1.4.0-4unimportant
libvpxsourcesqueeze(not affected)
libvpxsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - libvpx <not-affected> (vp9 code introduced in 1.3.0)
[squeeze] - libvpx <not-affected> (vp9 code not present in 0.9.1)
That's not a vulnerability in libvpx per se
1.4.0-4 adds the workaround to configure with --size-limit=16384x16384
https://github.com/webmproject/libvpx/commit/943e43273b0a7369d07714e7fd2e19fecfb11c7c

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