CVE-2015-1270

NameCVE-2015-1270
DescriptionThe ucnv_io_getConverterName function in common/ucnv_io.cpp in International Components for Unicode (ICU), as used in Google Chrome before 44.0.2403.89, mishandles converter names with initial x- substrings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (read of uninitialized memory) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3315-1, DSA-3360-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs798647

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
chromium-browser (PTS)jessie (security), jessie57.0.2987.98-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch69.0.3497.92-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)70.0.3538.102-1~deb9u1fixed
buster70.0.3538.67-2fixed
sid70.0.3538.110-1fixed
icu (PTS)jessie (security), jessie52.1-8+deb8u7fixed
stretch (security), stretch57.1-6+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid63.1-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
chromium-browsersource(unstable)44.0.2403.89-1medium
chromium-browsersourcejessie44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1mediumDSA-3315-1
chromium-browsersourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
chromium-browsersourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life
icusource(unstable)55.1-5medium798647
icusourcejessie52.1-8+deb8u3mediumDSA-3360-1
icusourcesqueeze(not affected)
icusourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - icu <not-affected> (code in ucnv_io_getConverterName not present, introduced in 49.x)
[squeeze] - icu <not-affected> (code in ucnv_io_getConverterName not present, introduced in 49.x)
http://bugs.icu-project.org/trac/ticket/11696
Patch: http://bugs.icu-project.org/trac/changeset/37486/

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