Bug 1258802 (CVE-2015-6806)

Summary: CVE-2015-6806 screen: Stack overflow due to deep recursion causing process freeze
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: jrusnack, lnykryn, phracek
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2015-11-05 04:04:12 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1258806    
Bug Blocks: 1258805    

Description Adam Mariš 2015-09-01 10:24:33 UTC
A vulnerability was found in screen causing stack overflow which results in crashing the screen server process. After running malicious command inside screen, it will recursively call MScrollV to depth n/256. This is time consuming and will overflow the stack if 'n' is huge.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-09-01 10:28:27 UTC
Created screen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1258806]

Comment 3 Petr Hracek 2015-12-21 09:14:53 UTC
Shall I fix the screen bug or close it as WONTFIX too?

Why is this bug closed as WONTFIX?

Comment 4 Adam Mariš 2015-12-21 09:58:45 UTC
(In reply to Petr Hracek from comment #3)
> Shall I fix the screen bug or close it as WONTFIX too?
> Why is this bug closed as WONTFIX?

This issue is not planned to be fixed in RHEL due to Low security impact.