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, 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)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
icu (PTS)wheezy4.8.1.1-12+deb7u3fixed
wheezy (security)4.8.1.1-12+deb7u7fixed
jessie52.1-8+deb8u6fixed
jessie (security)52.1-8+deb8u5fixed
stretch57.1-6+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid57.1-8fixed

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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