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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2198

Original release date: 05/21/2014
Last revised: 05/22/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The "insert-blank-characters" capability in caps.c in gnome-terminal (vte) before 0.28.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption and crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by a file containing the string, "\033[100000000000000000@".

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.5 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629688
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652124
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://git.gnome.org/browse/vte/commit/?h=vte-0-28&id=ac71d26f067be3a21bff315c3cabf24c94360dd6
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0931
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110609 CVE Request -- vte -- Excessive memory and CPU use by processing certain character sequences
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110613 CVE Request -- vte -- Excessive memory and CPU use by processing certain character sequences
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=712148

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