Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:04:24 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: vladz <vladz@...zero.fr>, Josselin Mouette <joss@...ian.org>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@...me.org>, Christian Persch <chpe@...me.org>, Josselin Mouette <joss@...sain.org>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- vte -- Excessive memory and CPU use by processing certain character sequences ----- Original Message ----- > 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 > Please use CVE-2011-2198. Thanks. -- JB
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