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USN-4309-1: Vim vulnerabilities

23 March 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Vim.

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Releases

Packages

  • vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor

Details

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain sources.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (CVE-2017-11109)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
(CVE-2017-5953)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.06 LTS. (CVE-2018-20786)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 19.10. (CVE-2019-20079)

It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-6349, CVE-2017-6350)

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Related notices

  • USN-4016-1: vim-gnome, vim-gtk, vim-tiny, vim-gtk-py2, vim-gtk3-py2, vim-nox, vim-runtime, vim-gtk3, xxd, vim-athena-py2, vim-common, vim-athena, vim-gui-common, vim-nox-py2, vim-gnome-py2, vim, vim-doc