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1258802: CVE-2015-6806 screen: Stack overflow due to deep recursion causing process freeze

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The MScrollV function in ansi.c in GNU screen 4.3.1 and earlier does not properly limit recursion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via an escape sequence with a large repeat count value.

Find out more about CVE-2015-6806 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 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 screen Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 screen Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 screen Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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