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CVE-2012-2738

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-05-15
Bugzilla: 832356: CVE-2012-2738 vte: DoS (long loop) via escape sequences with large repeat counts

Details

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 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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