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.
Created vte tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 832357]
A CVE identifier of CVE-2012-2738 has been assigned to this issue:
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.
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.