CVE-2015-8789

NameCVE-2015-8789
DescriptionUse-after-free vulnerability in the EbmlMaster::Read function in libEBML before 1.3.3 allows context-dependent attackers to have unspecified impact via a "deeply nested element with infinite size" followed by another element of an upper level in an EBML document.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3538-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libebml (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)1.2.2-2+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.3.0-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch1.3.4-1fixed
buster, sid1.3.5-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libebmlsource(unstable)1.3.3-1high
libebmlsourcejessie1.3.0-2+deb8u1highDSA-3538-1
libebmlsourcesqueeze(not affected)
libebmlsourcewheezy1.2.2-2+deb7u1highDSA-3538-1

Notes

[squeeze] - libebml <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
http://lists.matroska.org/pipermail/matroska-users/2015-October/006985.html
https://github.com/Matroska-Org/libebml/commit/88409e2a94dd3b40ff81d08bf6d92f486d036b24

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