Bug 14702 - rxvt DoS bug
rxvt DoS bug
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rxvt (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2000-07-27 06:05 EDT by Jarno Huuskonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-27 06:05:15 EDT
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Description Jarno Huuskonen 2000-07-27 06:05:01 EDT
As reported in BUGTRACK you can DoS rxvt 2.6.1
with
echo -e "ESCAPE[4;65536;65536t" (where ESCAPE is \033)

rxvt seems to consume all memory and machine becomes unusable for a
while.

rxvt-2.6.3 seems to correct this bug, so you should upgrade the package.

-Jarno
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2000-07-27 07:17:07 EDT
i have fixed the bug. Thanks for your report.

Than

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