Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mosh (MDVSA-2013:104)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66116
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated mosh package fixes security vulnerability :
Mosh versions 1.2 and earlier allow an application to cause the mosh-server to consume large amounts of CPU time with a short ANSI escape sequence. In addition, a malicious mosh-server can cause the mosh-client to consume large amounts of CPU time with a short ANSI escape sequence. This arises because there was no limit on the value of the repeat parameter in some ANSI escape sequences, so even large and nonsensical values would be interpreted by Mosh's terminal emulator (CVE-2012-2385).
SolutionUpdate the affected mosh package.