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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:
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629688
[2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652124
[3] 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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