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Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:36:14 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>, vladz <>,
        Josselin Mouette <>, Behdad Esfahbod <>,
        Christian Persch <>, Josselin Mouette <>
Subject: CVE Request -- vte -- Excessive memory and CPU use by processing
 certain character sequences

Hello, Josh, Steve, vendors,

   An memory exhaustion flaw was found in the way VTE, a terminal
emulator widget, processed certain character sequences. A remote
attacker could provide a specially-crafted file, which once opened
in a terminal using the VTE terminal emulator could lead to excessive
memory and CPU consumption (leading to subsequent particular process
termination by OOM killer on some systems).


Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this?

Thank you & Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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