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832356: CVE-2012-2738 vte: DoS (long loop) via escape sequences with large repeat counts

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The VteTerminal in gnome-terminal (vte) before 0.32.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (long loop and CPU consumption) via an escape sequence with a large repeat count value.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2738 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 vte Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 vte Fix deferred