CVE-2015-8790

NameCVE-2015-8790
DescriptionThe EbmlUnicodeString::UpdateFromUTF8 function in libEBML before 1.3.3 allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information from process heap memory via a crafted UTF-8 string, which triggers an invalid memory access.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-438-1, DSA-3538-1
NVD severitymedium (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)1.3.3-1medium
libebmlsourcejessie1.3.0-2+deb8u1mediumDSA-3538-1
libebmlsourcesqueeze0.7.7-3.1+deb6u1mediumDLA-438-1
libebmlsourcewheezy1.2.2-2+deb7u1mediumDSA-3538-1

Notes

https://lists.matroska.org/pipermail/matroska-users/2015-October/006985.html
https://github.com/Matroska-Org/libebml/commit/ababb64e0c792ad2a314245233db0833ba12036b

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