USN-4582-1: Vim vulnerabilities
14 October 2020
Several security issues were fixed in Vim.
- vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled permissions on the .swp
file. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive
information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-17087)
It was discovered that Vim incorrectly handled restricted mode. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass restricted mode and
execute arbitrary commands. Note: This update only makes executing shell
commands more difficult. Restricted mode should not be considered a
complete security measure. (CVE-2019-20807)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-5147-1: vim-gtk-py2, vim-doc, vim-gtk, vim-common, vim-athena, vim-lesstif, vim, vim-gnome, vim-runtime, vim-nox-py2, vim-gtk3-py2, vim-gnome-py2, xxd, vim-nox, vim-tiny, vim-gui-common, vim-athena-py2, vim-gtk3