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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:
> [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
> 

Please use CVE-2011-2198.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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