A missing input sanitization flaw was found in the way TigerVNC handled credentials. A remote unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to make Xvnc crash by sending specially crafted usernames, resulting in denial of service.
In TigerVNC (SSecurityPlain.cxx SSecurityPlain::processMsg), unauthenticated users can crash the server by sending long usernames.
Created tigervnc tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1438704]
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Via RHSA-2017:2000 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2000