Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vte (MDVSA-2013:135)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Updated vte packages fix security vulnerability :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way VTE, a terminal emulator
widget, processed certain escape sequences with large repeat counts. A
remote attacker could provide a specially crafted file, which once
opened in a terminal using the VTE terminal emulator could lead to
excessive CPU consumption (CVE-2012-2738).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66147 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54281

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2738

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