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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:20:56 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: CVE request: screen stack overflow (deep recursion)

Upstream bug report by Kuang-che Wu:

How to reproduce:
Run this command inside screen
$ printf '\x1b[10000000T'

screen will recursively call MScrollV to depth n/256. This is time consuming and will overflow stack if n is huge.


Upstream fix:

Debian bug:

MScrollV creates a very large stack frame, so it could theoreticall
jump over the guard page at the top of the stack, and it might be
feasible to exploit this for something else besides denial-of-service.

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