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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:04:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: vladz <>, Josselin Mouette <>,
        Behdad Esfahbod <>, Christian Persch <>,
        Josselin Mouette <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- vte -- Excessive memory and CPU
 use by processing certain character sequences

----- Original Message -----
> Hello, Josh, Steve, vendors,
> An memory exhaustion flaw was found in the way VTE, a terminal
> emulator widget, processed certain character sequences. A remote
> attacker could provide a specially-crafted file, which once opened
> in a terminal using the VTE terminal emulator could lead to excessive
> memory and CPU consumption (leading to subsequent particular process
> termination by OOM killer on some systems).
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

Please use CVE-2011-2198.



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