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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3786-1 (vim - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

Editor spell files passed to the vim (Vi IMproved) editor may result in an integer overflow in memory allocation and a resulting buffer overflow which potentially could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

Affected Software

Affected Software

vim on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:8.0.0197-2. We recommend that you upgrade your vim packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)