Bug 832356 (CVE-2012-2738)

Summary: CVE-2012-2738 vte: DoS (long loop) via escape sequences with large repeat counts
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Stefan Cornelius <scorneli>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: kevin, mjc, tsmetana
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: vte 0.32.2 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Bug Depends On: 832357    
Bug Blocks: 823966    

Description Stefan Cornelius 2012-06-15 08:52:05 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the way VTE, a terminal emulator
widget, processed certain escape sequences with large repeat counts.
A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted file, which once
opened in a terminal using the VTE terminal emulator could lead to
excessive CPU consumption.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=673871#5
[2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676090 
[3] http://git.gnome.org/browse/vte/commit/?id=feeee4b5832b17641e505b7083e0d299fdae318e
[4] http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/vte/0.32/vte-0.32.2.news
[5] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/22/6

Comment 1 Stefan Cornelius 2012-06-15 08:54:06 UTC
Created vte tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 832357]

Comment 2 Stefan Cornelius 2012-06-16 07:04:18 UTC
A CVE identifier of CVE-2012-2738 has been assigned to this issue:

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-07-03 15:51:49 UTC
vte-0.28.2-6.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-07-03 15:53:41 UTC
vte-0.28.2-6.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.