Empathy and Gnome session freezes when receiving a private message with a certain format
Submitted by Enrique García
Empathy freezes as well as the Gnome session when receiving a private message like the following one:
I have reproduced this using openSUSE Tumbleweed and Fedora 26, as well using the Empathy code from git://git.gnome.org/empathy for IRC, Google Talk and Jabber.
Steps to reproduce:
- Open Empathy and connect to an IRC server, Google Talk or Jabber account on a computer A.
- Repeat step 1 in a computer B.
- From computer B send a private message to computer A with this content: https://a.bitexodus.com/render/?width=1509&height=814&target=a(action.ep.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa%2C5)
As a result, computer A doesn't show the message and becomes unresponsive. The process "gnome-shell" shows high CPU load.