, as packaged by Slackware through -current, has a bug which allows for a local DoS. Any program built against libvte
(such as mosh or Xfce's Terminal) is vulnerable. Upstream corrected this starting with vte 0.32+ so I backported the fix for Slackware and provided Pat a copy.
To test, open Xfce's Terminal (/usr/bin/Terminal) and type:
echo -en "\e[9999999999P"
Watch your CPU go crazy in conky or gkrellm. /bin/kill that terminal to stop the madness.
An official Slackware patch is probably forthcoming. However, for the impatient among us, here's my fix. Just apply it to vte and rebuild.