Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:36:14 +0200 From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>, vladz <vladz@...zero.fr>, Josselin Mouette <joss@...ian.org>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@...me.org>, Christian Persch <chpe@...me.org>, Josselin Mouette <joss@...sain.org> 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). References:  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629688  https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652124  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=712148 Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this? Thank you & Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
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