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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for vim (DLA-2947-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 months ago

Modified

Modified

5 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'vim' package(s) announced via the DLA-2947-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in vim, an enhanced vi editor. Buffer overflows, out-of-bounds reads and Null pointer dereferences may lead to a denial of service (application crash) or other unspecified impact.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'vim' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u5. We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.